International Cultural Center


Faith Leaders Response Team Group Picture

FCWG Faith Leaders Response Team (FLRT) Meeting

On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, the Faith Leaders Response Team including representatives from the Baha’l, Buddhist, Christian, LDS, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and Unitarian Universalist faith communities met at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville for progress reports and further training related to responding to emergencies and relating to persons with mental illness. It included a […]

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ESCV 2nd Quarterly Meeting

The Emotional Spiritual Care Volunteers (ESCV) cohort came together for their second quarterly meeting on April 16, 2015. During the meeting, cohort members and guest participants listened to a presentation by MCPD Officer Scott Davis from the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT).  Below are some the resources and presentations that were mentioned: FCWG Presentation: Recognizing and […]

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FCWG Joint Committee Portrait

FCWG Joint Subcommittee Meeting

On April 14, 2015, members of the Faith Community Work Group who included many public and private stakeholders, met to discuss ongoing and future FCWG initiatives, including: An update on the Town Hall with Chief Manger An upcoming meeting with County Executive Ike Leggett on May 14th from 4-6pm An upcoming Faith Leaders Response Team (FLRT) meeting on April 22 from […]

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Youth Summit: April 8, 2015

With current events affecting the youth, law enforcement, and communities across the nation, Dr. King’s words challenge us to action in a way that will honor his legacy and make our communities safe. The Youth Summit, held on April 8, 2015, involved a dialogue on youth advocacy, community policing, strategies for curbing violence, and building […]

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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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