AIC’s Interfaith Councils provide a venue for the American Muslim community to come together to express and to celebrate community’s cultural richness through events, forums for dialogue on issues and establishes relationships through community multicultural events and round table discussions. AIC provides an alternative community setting to meet, interact and share. AIC has piloted the first American Muslim Interethnic and Interfaith Community Center for facilitating dialogue amongst communities and fostering an open forum for expression for all American Muslims.
The Boston Interfaith Council
AIC’s Boston Interfaith Council promotes pluralistic Muslim identity and interfaith understanding. Council members include lay leaders who are professionals in diverse fields and reflect the broad range of American Muslims identities. The Council’s specific goals are to celebrate Muslim cultural diversity; provide responsible civic leadership on intra- and inter-communal relations; and enrich civic life in Boston via compelling community events. The Council’s efforts focus on several key areas: social programs (the “East Meets West” annual benefit), cultural events (the “Boston Muslim Film Festival”), civic Advocacy (the annual “Massachusetts Salute to Ramadan” ceremony at the State House), and community service (the “Help End Hunger” Ramadan benefit to help feed the homeless in Boston).