About

MISSION

The Akron Area Interfaith Council (AAIC) exists to initiate, coordinate and enable effective interfaith responses to the social, moral, ethical and cultural issues of our community and to promote freedom of religion, equality and understanding.

VISION

We envision a strong network of faith communities that collaborate to make our city a haven for all.

HISTORY

The AAIC was founded in 1980, when Akron area faith leaders collaborated toward better understanding. From the start, the AAIC focused on issues of peace, finding common denominators among different faith traditions. Members do not proselytize, convert, or emphasize one view over another.

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES

AKRON-CANTON REGIONAL FOODBANK

AKRON-SUMMIT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

AKRON FIRST SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 

BAHA’I FAITH

BATH UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

BETH EL CONGREGATION

CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOR

DOMINICAN SISTERS OF PEACE

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF AKRON 

GLOBAL TIES AKRON

HINDU COMMUNITY

ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF AKRON AND KENT

NEW COVENANT COMMUNITY CHURCH

ST. HILARY PARISH

TEMPLE ISRAEL

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF AKRON

UNITY CHAPEL OF LIGHT

WALSH JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL

WISH – WOMEN’S INTERFAITH SPIRITUAL HERITAGE

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

The organizational structure of the AAIC includes a nominated and council approved executive board consisting of a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. Standing committees exists in the areas of Education, Finance, Public Relations, Social Justice and Spiritual Life. These committees work to plan and conduct activities and programs that enrich interfaith interaction, enhance the mission of the AAIC, and empower AAIC members to magnify interfaith work in their respective spheres of influence.

Current Council Executive Board

Kathy Ress, President
akronaaic@gmail.com

Alan Fortnoff, Vice President
afortnoff@gmail.com

Laura Monroe, Secretary

Noor Najjar, Co-Treasurer
najjarnr@aol.com

Judy DiNardo, Co-Treasurer
tdinardo@att.net

BYLAWS

Click here to read the AAIC Bylaws