International Cultural Center

Programs

Updates on Education Committee Meeting

On Wednesday March 29, FCWG Education Committee met at the ICC. The following topics were discussed: Organize Parent Academies to address bullying Work with Communities United Against Hate (CUAH) Work with local no-profits who can offer training to MCPS staff, teachers, counselors, parents and students. FCWG Education Committee has organized a meeting between the Muslim educators with […]

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Courageous Conversation has been Awarded!

The Courageous Conversation Program has been awarded the 2017 Inter-generational Innovation Award by Generations United. Courageous Conversations is a inter-generational and interracial program that addresses issues of bullying and discrimination. Click here to learn about the Courageous Conversations workshop at Nothwood High School. Courageous Conversations Program was also featured at an NPR podcast, Interfaith Voices. Click here to listen.

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Reaffirmation of Jewish Solidarity Press Conference

In response to the bomb threats suffered by Jewish institutions, Montgomery County Executive, Ike Leggett, engaged the Faith Community Advisory Council (FCAC) to bring faith leaders to a press conference at the Jewish Community Center in Rockville. Elected officials including Senators Cardin and Van Hollen; Representatives Delaney and Raskin; County Executive, Ike Leggett and Council […]

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Second Summit with Muslim Leaders and County Officials

The Second Summit of Muslim Leaders with the County Executive and other elected and appointed officials proved to be an effective antidote to the fear and division created by the tragic bombing in Brussels. Reports we presented from the Shura of MC Imams and the strategic session of Muslim leaders with MCPS.   Action items included increasing […]

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Joint Town Hall: Working Together for a Better Community

The Town Hall, Working Together for a Better Community, was co-sponsored by the Office of Human Rights, Faith Community Working Group, MC Police Department and NAACP. It followed up progress made since the earlier town Halls in July and pointed out what needs to be done today.   Chief among the outcomes were the Police […]

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1st Interracial/interfaith Dialogue on Racism: Seeing the Divine in Each Other

“Seeing the Divine in Each Other” – the first interracial/interfaith dialogue on racism in Montgomery County took place at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring on Wed. evening Sept. 28.  Fifty-three faith leaders and leaders of faith-based organizations registered and participated in a 2-hour program. Small, diverse groups of six each met with a trained facilitator, […]

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3rd Interracial/interfaith Dialogue on Racism: Seeing the Divine in Each Other

On Tuesday, January 3, the FCWG hosted ninety people from diverse backgrounds and faith traditions at the Silver Spring Civic Center to participate in small group circles with trained facilitators for a dialogue exercise on racism. This was the third in the series of dialogues on racism held since September 2016, which have attracted nearly […]

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Courageous Conversations Workshop at Northwood High School

ICC Crossroads co-hosted its latest installment of Courageous Conversations, an intergenerational workshop tackling issues of bullying/discrimination, on Thursday, December 15th at Northwood High School in Silver Spring, MD. The workshop was held in partnership with the Gaithersburg Beloved Community Initiative and the Northwood High School Wellness Center. WORDE Senior Fellow, Nouf Bazaz, moderated the event […]

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Nouf Bazaz, WORDE Senior Fellow, facilitated the latest installment of WORDE/ICC’s program, Courageous Conversations, an intergenerational workshop tackling issues of bullying/discrimination, on Thursday, December 15th at Northwood High School in Silver Spring, MD. The workshop was led in partnership with the Gaithersburg Beloved Community Initiative and the Northwood High School Wellness Center. Click here for […]

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NPR podcast, Interfaith Voices

Participants from WORDE/ICC’s program, Courageous Conversations, are featured in this week’s NPR podcast, Interfaith Voices. Click here to listen to Yuka Fujikura, a 90-year-old survivor of a Japanese-American internment camp, and Zahra Riaz, a 17-year-old Muslim college student, discuss discrimination past and present.

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