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Youth Against Hunger: Good Deeds Day – March 15, 2015

On March 15th, 2015, nearly 150 youth and families came together at the International Cultural Center (ICC) to celebrate Good Deeds Day. The ICC, with its partner, Kehilat Shalom, hosted its “Youth Against Hunger” program, in which participants made 800 sandwiches and 2500 cereal packs for several area shelters. Good Deeds Day is an annual […]

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FCWG Town Hall with MCPD Chief Thomas Manger

FCWG Townhall on Community Policing with MCPD Chief J. Thomas Manger

On March 16th 2015, over 200 community members packed the auditorium at the Peoples Baptist Community Church for an interactive Town Hall with Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger, who discussed the importance of building trust between police and communities, especially in the light of recent events such as the DOJ report on the Ferguson […]

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Abraham’s Children Interfaith Dialogue

Over 50 people attended a workshop entitled “An Introduction to Abraham’s Children”, an adult educational interfaith initiative developed by the Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies (ICJS), which was held at the Muslim Community Center (MCC) on March 10th, 2015. The in depth workshop explained how the three different Abrahamic faiths perceive the same stories […]

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Assistant State’s Attorney Steve Chaikin speaks with a volunteer about internet safety.

MLK Day of Service – Youth Against Hunger: Sun., January 18, 2015

On January 18th, 2015, the International Cultural Center was privileged to host the MLK Day of Service. Nearly 150 people from all ages and walks of life came together to make 1000 sandwiches and 2500 cereal packs for several area shelters. In addition the ICC had the honor of hearing Steve Chaikin, Division Chief, Community […]

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Youth Against Hunger: Sunday, December 7, 2014

On Sunday, December 7, 2014 over 130 volunteers participated in the ICC’s signature program, Youth Against Hunger. Sandwich making and cereal pack prep was efficient resulting in over 700 sandwiches and 2,000 cereal packs made in record time. Evan Glass, Interim Executive Director of the Ghandi Brigade, was the guest speaker for this engaging event. […]

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December 2, 2014

When Disaster Hits Home: Are We Prepared?

Over 50 people from many different faith communities attended the “Security Training for Faith Based Organizations” on December 2, 2014, which was hosted at Adat Shalom in Bethesda. Our presenters provided a two hour free training which taught participants how to secure their institutions and houses of worship – as well as how to protect […]

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December 1, 2014

The Inaugural Interfaith Prayer Service for Montgomery County Elected Officials

On December 1, 2014, an Inaugural Interfaith Prayer Service for Montgomery County Elected Officials was held at Rockville United Church. Members of many faith traditions came together to affirm their leadership through prayer and the offering of blessings.  

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Interfaith Prayer for Ebola Relief in West Africa

Interfaith Prayer for Ebola Relief in West Africa

Nearly 150 concerned individuals from diverse communities came together in solidarity for the November 19th “Interfaith Prayer Service for Ebola Relief in West Africa.” Prayers from numerous faith traditions were recited, touching the hearts of many, whose tears flowed as they listened to passionate pleas for help. As Reverend Carol Flett, Chair of the Clergy […]

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On October 29th and 30th 2014, the Montgomery County Faith Community Working Group (FCWG) hosted a training program to certify county residents to become Emotional Spiritual Care Volunteers (ESCV) in the case of natural or man-made disasters.

Emotional and Spiritual Care Volunteer (ESCV) 2014 Cohort

On October 29th and 30th 2014, the Montgomery County Faith Community Working Group (FCWG) hosted a training program to certify county residents to become Emotional Spiritual Care Volunteers (ESCV) in the case of natural or man-made disasters. The training, which was held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Rockville, MD, was delivered by the National […]

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Youth Against Hunger - Community Service Day 2014!

Youth Against Hunger, Sunday, October 26th, 2014

On October 26, 2014, more than 130 people came together to commemorate Community Service Day. Volunteers made 700 sandwiches and 2,000 cereal packs for shelters in Montgomery County. Designed upon a research-informed foundation, Youth Against Hunger bridges the intergroup divide by bringing a wide variety of Montgomery County residents together on a monthly basis to […]

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