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 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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On Sunday July 28th, the ICC hosted an Iftaar (breaking of the fast). Nearly 90 friends, supporters, colleagues and members of the community attended and shared the experience of breaking of the fast during the holy month of Ramadan. During the event, Mansfield Kaseman, Interfaith Community Liaison from the Office of Community Partnerships, presented a […]

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On May 13th 2013 at the beautiful Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Community sanctuary, a private interfaith meditation was held for ordained and lay religious leaders. Leaders from the Buddhist, Islamic, Bahai, Christian and Jewish faiths shared their traditions surrounding meditation and scared chanting. The event was organized and moderated by Andrew Stern of the Interfaith […]

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