AEI’s mission is to educationally support the sumud of Palestinians, especially those living in marginalized or disadvantaged communities.
Sumud, literally steadfastness or perseverance, has two general meanings for us:
(a) strengthening the moral fabric and internal cohesion of a Palestinian society that is rooted in the land of Palestine;
(b) strengthening the capacity of Palestinians to raise their voices in support of human dignity; human, children’s and women’s rights, and a just peace.
AEI’s long-term vision is that Palestinians actively and publicly participate in a future Palestine that is cohesive, free, democratic, and pluralistic and in which civic rights including women’s and children’s rights and the rights of religious communities are respected.