NACEIM- A new coalition of Indian Muslims in the US formed

September 21, 2015 by  
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coalition of Indian MuslimsChicago, 8 September 2015: A new coalition of Indian Muslims was formed in Chicago on the sidelines of the ISNA Convention. NACEIM or the North American Coalition for the Empowerment of Indian Muslims was announced formed after a meeting of representatives of several Indian Muslims individuals and organizations.

The announcement of the formation was made by Javeed Mirza on Sept 6th. Mirza has been coordinating the discussions leading up to this coalition formation for the last several months.

Coalition constituents have decided that education will be their top priority.

According to Mirza this new coalition will be not duplicate or undermine the work of the constituent members. Following organizations have agreed to join the coalition:
Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC)
Good India Foundation
Indian Muslim Relief & Charities (IMRC)
US India Policy Institute (USIPI)
Indian Muslim Education Foundation of North America (IMEFNA).

The following organizations expressed their support for the formation of the Coalition:
Support for Educational & Economic Development (SEED)
Foundation for Economic and Educational Development (FEED)
Aligarh Forum
Aligarh Educational Society
Gujarat Cultural Association
Hyderabad Association of Washington Metropolitan Area (HAWMA)
CHIPA society

– tcn

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