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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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Youth Against Hunger

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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Youth Against Hunger, May 25th, 2014

Thanks so much to all our volunteers who helped make this months Youth Against Hunger a packed and efficient day of community, charity and solidarity. With Summer upon us, we had a few new event staff volunteers, as well as some of our more familiar faces taking on new and different roles. All in all, […]

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Diversity Leadership Program & Health Fair

Crossroads participated in the annual Diversity Leadership hosted by The City of Rockville, Maryland Human Rights Commission  on Saturday, March 29, 2014. 20 students from Richard Montgomery, Rockville, Montgomery Blair and Wootton high schools and Montgomery College participated in activities that raised their awareness of broad notions of diversity and helped them develop skills they might use in reaching out to fellow students. Crossroads also took […]

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ICC President speaks to Media about Potomac anti-Jewish Hate Crimes

Montgomery County residents were given a sad and timely reminder this week of the threat of homegrown radicalization and the importance of understanding and countering extremism at its roots. The news of anti-Jewish graffiti sprawled across multiple locations in Potomac, including a Synagogue, was emphasized even more by the shocking fact that the two suspects […]

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Recognizing & Responding to Persons with Mental Illness

“One of the reasons why we’re so passionate about…  trainings is because, right now, Montgomery County represents over 1 million people, and that’s a lot more eyes and ears that will come across certain individuals with mental illness, and more importantly, you’ll be in a position to help intervene and/or find resources for them before […]

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