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Organization American Islamic Congress
History 2001, New Haven, Connecticut. AIC was founded in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001 by a diverse group of American Muslims to combat negative stereotypes and to provide an American Muslim voice in speaking out against extremism and terrorism.
City Washington, DC, USA
Values religious, social action
Vision championing the role of American Muslims in advocacy of tolerance and respect.
Mission We are a non-profit, anti-extremism organization that promotes civil society development and human rights and challenges increasingly negative perceptions of Muslims by advocating responsible leadership and two-way interfaith understanding.
Goals To change the discourse both within the American Muslim community and in American society in general.
Approach Campaigns that are advanced through specific efforts on American campuses, via interfaith community dialogue, on Capitol Hill, within the Mideast civil rights movement, on the ground supporting Iraqi women civic leaders, and media outreach.
Structure AIC is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with offices in Boston, Tunis, Gaziantep, Basrah, and Baghdad and employs more than 122 people around the world. 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-religious, civil society organization serving Muslims and Non-Muslims.
Scale Medium
Scope International
Activity Advocacy, Conflict Resolution, Government Relations, Protection of Marginalized Individuals. For example: 50/50: treating Muslim women as equal partners in communities at home and abroad, including leadership roles, civic rights, and an end to honor killings. Think Different: Supporting free speech advocates, bloggers, and activists under fire, and highlighting under-reported reform efforts in Muslim world.
Religion Islam
Words justice, respect, women
Acronym AIC
Contact 1718 M Street NW, #243 Washington, DC, 20036 USA. Phone: +1-202-595-3160 Fax: +1-202-621-6005