Who We Are.
Atlantic Institute is a non-profit organization headquartered in Atlanta, GA whose goal is to facilitate dialogue and bridge cultures from both sides of the Atlantic. In order to reach a more understanding and accepting coexistence of cultures, we believe it is necessary to embrace diversity and build tolerance. We want to foster awareness for differing beliefs, traditions, and opinions. Through our other branches in Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and South Carolina, we are dedicated to building cross-cultural and interfaith dialog for a more inclusive society.
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 the new name of Istanbul Cultural Center.
The teachings and wisdom of many scholars and figures - such as Rumi, Martin Luther King, Jr. and especially Fethullah Gulen – have an influence within our organization. We want to live in a peaceful world where non-violence, respect, understanding, friendship, cooperation and love prevail.
We achieve our vision by proactively contributing to solving educational, cultural, environmental, social and humanitarian issues. As an academic and educational organization, we seek to provide opportunities for growth and expansion of understanding through several instructive programs. These programs include : leadership forums for university students, distinguished speaker series, interfaith events, international trips to Turkey, as well as our annual Art & Essay Contest which features works of art and composition from middle and high school students across the Southeastern United States.
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA