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.
We envision a strong network of faith communities that collaborate to make our city a haven for all.
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
BATH UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
BETH EL CONGREGATION
CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOR
DOMINICAN SISTERS OF PEACE
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF AKRON
GLOBAL TIES AKRON
ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF AKRON AND KENT
NEW COVENANT COMMUNITY CHURCH
ST. HILARY PARISH
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
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
Alan Fortnoff, Vice President
Laura Monroe, Secretary
Noor Najjar, Co-Treasurer
Judy DiNardo, Co-Treasurer