International Cultural Center

Programs

Group Portrait

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 […]

Read More
Preliminary Speaker #1

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 […]

Read More
IMG_7310

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, […]

Read More
carols-remarks-2

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 […]

Read More
img_2351-copy

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 […]

Read More
img_2351-copy

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 […]

Read More
screen-shot-2016-12-18-at-3-08-11-pm

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.

Read More
crossroads

Crossroads is Hiring!

Position: Social Worker or Counselor (minimum of LGPC/LGSW required) Description: The International Cultural Center (ICC) is looking for a part time social worker or counselor for the Crossroads program. The Crossroads Program provides counseling, case management, group support and positive youth development programming for individuals and families, with low to moderate incomes, within Montgomery County. […]

Read More
fcwg-header

Updates on Emotional & Spiritual Care Volunteers (ESCV) Meeting

On Thursday, October 27 the Emotional & Spiritual Care Volunteers (ESCV) met to process their experience of serving at the Red Cross Shelter and Family Reunification Center set up immediately after the gas explosion and fire at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring on August 11. Earl Stoddard, Director of OEMHS, and Jim McClelland, […]

Read More
working-at-tables

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

On Thursday, November 3, the Faith Community Working Group (FCWG) hosted an Interracial/Interfaith Dialogue on Racism: Seeing the Divine in One Another. This dialogue engaged people in difficult conversations leading to a strong sense of solidarity and deep appreciation. People left with a song in their heart, “Don’t Let the Circle be Broken,” thanks to […]

Read More