International Cultural Center

Programs

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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Montgomery County Day to Serve 2014

Youth Against Hunger, Sunday, September 28th, 2014

On September 28, over 100 people came together to commemorate the Day to Serve, a unique event that inspired diverse people of this wide Mid-Atlantic region of the United States to put aside their political, religious, and cultural differences to strengthen our collective communities by working together to “feed the hungry and heal the planet.” Designed upon […]

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Over 100 people attended the FCWG & WORDE Event: "Understanding the ISIS Threat to the Homeland"

FCWG & WORDE Event: Understanding the ISIS Threat to the Homeland

On October 8, 2014, the Montgomery County Faith Community Working Group (FCWG) and WORDE co-hosted “Understanding the ISIS Threat to The Homeland.” Over 110 people, including representatives from local, state and the federal government, came together to hear an international expert panel discuss the recruiting tactics of ISIS and other terrorist groups and explore innovative […]

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Faith Community Advisory Council Meeting

With the goal of creating what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called “the more beloved community,” ICC President Hedieh Mirahmadi joined local groups on June 18th to speak and listen to progress reports from the Interfaith Community Liaison, the Religious Land Use Working Group, the Faith Community Working Group and the newly formed Neighbors in […]

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Faith-Groups Gather at Rockville Metro to Condemn Anti-Islamic Bus Ads

“For me, this is hate speech… But according to the court, it’s freedom of expression. We will not be critical of the Metro for running them. They’re required to do that legally. On the other hand, my concern is that they are appealing to ignorance, to insecurity that many people carry with them. So this […]

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Many other great organizations took part

Youth Media Festival

The ICC was thrilled to take part in The Ghandi Brigade’s Youth Media Festival in Silver Spring, May 31st. A showcase and screening for local youth who have produced their own films, this wonderful occasion provided the ICC with a chance to showcase the excellent work that our first justArt workshop produced back in January […]

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