Date: June 17, 2020
On behalf of the entire CAIR Sacramento Valley/Central California family, Council of Sacramento Valley Islamic Organizations (COSVIO) and Central Valley Islamic Council (CVIC) commitment…
Date: May 26, 2020
The Council of Sacramento Valley Islamic Organizations, the Central Valley Islamic Council, Islamic Shura Council of Southern California and the Northern California Islamic Council …
A united, respected and cohesive Muslim community that projects Islam in its true image, and strives for the betterment of the Muslims in Greater Sacramento Area.
To provide services to Muslim organizations in the Greater Sacramento Area, promote dialogue and coordinate community activities among its members and enhance Islamic understanding among people of all faiths. To represent a united voice of its members, enable effective communication and advocate on behalf of its member organizations for the welfare of the larger civic society.
The Council of Sacramento Valley Islamic Organizations (COSVIO) was formed in 2000, by the Muslim leadership of the Greater Sacramento area, as a community-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. This was a response to fill the need for an umbrella organization representing and advocating on behalf of the growing number of mosques and Muslim organizations in the region. COSVIO membership consists of 20 leading mosques and Muslim organizations.
COSVIO has served as a voice of the community, speaking on behalf of the Muslims in the face of many challenges since 9/11. It has also coordinated outreach campaigns, supported the development of mosques and Muslim organizations, organized community picnics, and help lead discussion on relevant issues for its constituencies. COSVIO has been part of interfaith work with a Muslim representative on the Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento for many years, and was instrumental in establishing the Meditation/Quiet Room at the Sacramento International Airport in collaboration with the interfaith community.
COSVIO is guided by the Islamic Shura principle in its decision-making. Shura is the procedure of making decisions by mutual consultation and consensus. COSVIO continues to foster the spirit and culture of “working together” at all levels in one of the most diverse Muslim populations in the country.