Government Relations

At a time of new global opportunities and challenges, AIC provides pluralistic insights and policy solutions to decision makers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society through its Office of Government Relations. AIC conducts constituency mobilization, research, analysis of policy, develops outreach and partnering initiatives that look to build interfaith and interethnic understanding and cooperation.

AIC engages in three types of government relations:

  • Advocacy – advising, and supporting legislation that promotes international religious freedom, civil rights, and democracy through participation.
  • Education - providing a forum to openly discuss the current and pertinent issues that relate to the American Muslim constituency.
  • Engagement - participating in the democratic process through voter registration, constituency building through our Interfaith Councils, and participation in a number of coalitions.

 

AIC’s Executive Director, Zainab Al-Suwaij, interviewed by the USA Today

The USA Today recently interviewed AIC’s Executive Director, Zainab Al-Suwaij, about Project Nur and the students’ effort to educate communities about the Syrian conflict. Click here to read the full article.

02/10/2014 | News

UICSPH Project Summary: U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations praises program’s “proven results”

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Public Health posted a summary abstract of AIC’s Ambassadors for Peace Project in Iraq, which wrapped up in December 2013. It highlights […]

12/15/2013 | News

American Islamic Congress Announces Fourth Annual Benefit: Light Up The Night

BOSTON, December 4— On the heels of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the U.N. Human Rights Day, the Cultural Center at the The American Islamic Congress (AIC) will […]

12/3/2013 | News | Press Releases
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