WHO WE ARE
Atlantic Institute is a 501- c non-profit organization whose goal is to facilitate dialogue and bridge cultures around the globe. For a better world of peace and understanding, we would like to develop public awareness for diverse cultures, beliefs, traditions, and opinions. With our branches in Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and South Carolina, we have been able to dedicate our efforts and resources for building cross-cultural and interfaith dialogue.
Atlantic Institute was established in 2012 as a derivative of the Istanbul Center. The Istanbul Center has been promoting dialogue, respect, and cooperation in the community since its foundation in 2002. Now, Atlantic Institute has taken over Istanbul Center’s programs while the Istanbul Center continues to focus its efforts on community service activities with its new name of Istanbul Cultural Center.
Atlantic Institute is a non-profit civic organization that provides various academic and educational platforms to promote diversity in our society. We are inspired by the work of Mr. Fethullah Gulen who is an Islamic scholar, preacher and social advocate, whose decades-long commitment to education, altruistic community service, and interfaith harmony has inspired millions in Turkey and around the world. These universal values are also esteemed by many previous scholars and leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Rumi, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This gives us hope and motivation that we can find common denominators as the global citizens of the world.
Through a wide range of activities that bring local community members from various ethnic and religious backgrounds, we seek to proactively contribute to educational, cultural, social, and humanitarian issues in our community. We believe in the power of personal interaction and communicative dialogue as they are the best channels to build mutual understanding, trust, and harmony for a peaceful world.