International Cultural Center

Educational Programs

Attend hands-on workshops, seminars and town hall discussions with policymakers, analysts and academics on critical issues that affect our community such as conflict resolution, domestic violence, green consciousness and the impact of violence on our youth.

Conflict Resolution
Workshops led by Dr. Qamar-ul-Huda, Senior Program Officer in the Religion and Peacemaking Center at the US Institute of Peace in Washington DC on how to transform offense into an opportunity for dialogue.

 

 

 

 

 


On Sunday, October 1,  World Organization for Resource Development and Education and International Cultural Center in partnership with the Church of the Ascension, Gaithersburg and Kahilat Shalom, organized a coping and resiliency workshop for teens. The diverse group of students represented a generation that is all too familiar with mass shootings, terrorist attacks, refugee crises, natural disasters, xenophobia, bullying […]

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ICC Crossroads co-hosted its latest installment of Courageous Conversations, an intergenerational, interracial & interfaith workshop tackling issues of bullying/discrimination, on Tuesday, August 15th at Gaithersburg Youth Center in Gaithersburg, MD. WORDE Senior Fellow, Nouf Bazaz, moderated the event that brought together approximately 25 diverse youth and adults including a survivor of a Japanese-American internment camp, […]

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On Friday, August 4th at 6 pm, the ICC Crossroads program hosted an interactive Coping & Resiliency Workshop for teens. Participants shared their reactions, thoughts and feelings to recent events and discussed various ways to support themselves, their peers and the community. Participants were taught about the grief and fear cycle, how to practice coping […]

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On February 9th, the ICC hosted 60 people from diverse faith traditions who came together to increase community awareness of issues related to water quality at “Greening Our Sacred Grounds”. Speakers included Paul Hlavinka of the Muddy Branch Alliance and Rev. Mary Gaut from Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake. The following presentations engaged congregations in […]

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On Wednesday, November 6, Rabbi Charles Arian, Imam Bashar Arafat and Reverend Randy Lord-Wilkinson led participants in meditation from three different traditions. Rabbi Arian of Kehilat Shalom focused on image-based meditation. Reverend Wilkinson of the Church of Ascension led with word-centered meditation and Imam Arafat of Civilizations Exchange & Cooperation Foundation led through God’s beautiful […]

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