14th ANIC Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2020-2021
The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) held its 14th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday, 10th October 2021 via ZOOM.
The AGM was attended by the Chairmen and members of the respective Councils of Imams from New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, ACT and ANIC Advisory Committee.
The 14th ANIC Annual General Meeting discussed and considered various topics and affairs that concern the Australian Muslim Community. They also discussed various proposals and strategies relating to, and the future direction of, ANIC and the Australian Muslim community. The importance of the ongoing unity of Imams in Australia, the significance of preserving the Islamic identity of the Australian Muslims and their ongoing and positive contributions to our country.
Without a doubt, it’s been a challenging year for the nation and the Muslim community, especially during the pandemic and the Covid lockdown. With all these challenges, the Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) has progressed in many ways. This includes the increase of members in ANIC from across the country and the strong network comprising of the Imams. In addition, several developments of policies and procedures have been achieved to institutionalise the organisation as well as a strong advocacy on many fronts, including religious freedom and the danger of Islamophobia.
Another matter which was conversed was the importance of encouraging the Australian Muslim community to reach out more to the wider Australian society and important stakeholders from local, State and Federal Governments.
The 14th ANIC AGM also launched a new public strategy in reaching out to the community and stay connected with the grassroots community members through different avenues and platforms.
ANIC thanks all the Imams and participants who attended the 14th AGM. Their attendance, participation and feedback were of immense value and appreciated. Such significant engagement and contributions will be of great benefit to the Australian Muslims and the wider Australian society.
The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) will continue to tirelessly strive towards preserving the Islamic identity and the interest of the Australian Muslim community.