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Faith Leaders Response Team Meeting

The Faith Leaders Response Team meeting led by the Rev. Dr. Carol Flett, on May 12, 2016, drew leaders from the Bahai, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh faith traditions.  Chiefs McSwain from the Police and Goldstein from Fire and Rescues were present with members of the Crisis Intervention Team and a teacher of the world’s […]

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Families, Faith and Your School

On May 15, 2016 nearly 30 people gathered for a special afternoon of learning at the Islamic Society of Germantown, facilitated by Montgomery County’s Faith Community Working Group (FCWG) and MCPS’ Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships (OCEP). Parents received helpful information about navigating the school system including tips on excused absences, how to communicate […]

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Training on Serving the Needs of Refugees and Asylees in the Greater Washington DC Area

Nouf Bazaz, ICC Crossroads Program Director, led four trainings in the past two weeks for local non-profits and at national conferences. On April 26th, she led a training for Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services, Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Services on the Crossroads Program and key mental health issues among refugee youth. […]

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Responding to Anti-Islamic Rhetoric: Don’t Let History Repeat Itself

Over 15 youth and residents from Asbury Methodist Village participated in a dialogue circle on Saturday, April 16th 2016. Participants discussed incidents where they felt discriminated or judged by others, anti-Muslim and anti-Immigrant rhetoric today and strategies moving forward. Participant evaluations at the end of the event were overwhelmingly positive: 93% reported feeling more connected […]

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Back to School Supply Drive 2015

60 backpacks filled with school supplies were donated to help needy kids succeed in Montgomery County! Thank you so much for your generous donations!

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On Tuesday, March 8, 2016, over 170 parents, teens and educators participated in our workshop to learn how to build their own campaigns to stop dangerous speech online and in our communities.

Stop Dangerous Speech

Dangerous speech, which fuels intolerance, hatred and violence is threatening to tear the social fabric of our society. On Tuesday, March 8, 2016, over 170 parents, teens and educators participated in our workshop to learn how to build their own campaigns to stop dangerous speech online and in our communities. EVENT SPEAKERS: Susan Benesch, Director […]

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Nouf Bazaz, Christian Picciolini, and Mubin Shaikh

Is Someone Recruiting Our Kids?

On Sunday, February 7, 2016 WORDE hosted an educational forum featuring two former violent extremists, Christian Picciolini, a former leader of the white supremacist movement in the US, and Mubin Shaikh, a former Islamist extremist.  Our guest speakers shared their personal stories of how they were influenced by different violent extremist movements, risk factors of […]

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Open House on the Montgomery County Model (MCM): December 17, 2015

Hosted by the International Cultural Center (ICC), the Faith Community Working Group (FCWG) and the Gaithersburg Interfaith Alliance (GIA), More than 80 participants gathered to learn about the Montgomery County Model (MCM), a unique public-private initiative with a core focus on preventing violent extremism through engagement, education, and prevention programs. Council Roger Berliner and several MC […]

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The Montgomery County Executive, Isiah "Ike" Leggett, was joined by Muslim leaders, elected and appointed public officials, school board members, the State Attorney's office and other concerned community members to discuss recent acts of violence and ways Montgomery County can support the Muslim community. Nearly 60 community leaders attended the forum.

County Executive and Other Elected Officials Meeting with Muslim Leaders: December 16, 2015

The Montgomery County Executive, Isiah “Ike” Leggett, was joined by Muslim leaders, elected and appointed public officials, school board members, the State Attorney’s office and other concerned community members to discuss recent acts of violence and ways Montgomery County can support the Muslim community. Nearly 60 community leaders attended the forum.

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Faith Community Advisory Council (FCAC) Quarterly Meeting with County Executive Ike Legget: November 17, 2015

The Montgomery County Faith Community Advisory Council’s (FCAC) bi-annual meeting with County Executive Ike Leggett was a huge success! More than 80 people attended this open forum, which included discussion topics issues spanning from racial justice, mental health and refugees & immigrants. Video links from My MC Media: http://www.mymcmedia.org/rev-mansfield-kaseman-on-gov-larry-hogans-syrian-refugee-statement-video/ http://www.mymcmedia.org/county-faith-leaders-react-to-gov-larry-hogans-syrian-refugee-statement-video/  

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