Atlantic Institute is a non-profit organization whose goal is to facilitate dialogue and bridge cultures around the globe. For a better world of peace and understanding, they want to develop public awareness for diverse cultures, beliefs, traditions, and opinions. With branches in Alabama, Florida, Tennessee and South Carolina, they have been able to dedicate their efforts and resources for building cross-cultural and interfaith dialogue. Atlantic Institute was established in 2012 as a derivative of the Istanbul Center.

Atlantic Institute is significantly influenced by the teachings and writings of Mr. Fethullah Gulen who emphasizes the importance of education, dialogue and understanding in cross-cultural engagement. These universal values are esteemed by many previous scholars and leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Rumi, and Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr. This gives them hope and motivation that they 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, Atlantic Institute seeks to proactively contribute to educational, cultural, social, and humanitarian issues in our community. They 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.

If you would like to consider an Eagle Project for the Atlantic Institute, contact Kristin Massie at 205-552-5861 or