Events

WORDE Trains East African Delegation of Civil Society and Religious Leaders

On October 23, 2017, Civilizations Exchange and Cooperation Foundation (CECF) arranged a mini workshop with WORDE for a delegation of civil society and religious leaders from East Africa as part of their Credible Voices Exchange Program. The workshop provided participants an overview of WORDE’s community-led efforts to build resilience against violent extremism and explored lessons […]

WORDE Pilots Train the Trainer Program for its Global Citizen’s Forum

Developed by WORDE, the Global Citizen Forum (GCF) is a peer gatekeeper program designed to improve youth’s help seeking behaviors to overcome challenges they may experience in their lives. Since 2014, WORDE’s International Cultural Center has facilitated GCF at various schools and community centers in Montgomery County, MD.  In 2017, Analytic Services (ANSER) initiated a […]

Egypt: Prospects & Challenges in the Fight against Radical Islamism

On September 7, 2017, WORDE hosted a private luncheon to present findings of “Empowering Egypt to Defeat Radical Islamism,” an in-depth study, exploring the current realities of religious networks in Egypt and their ability to counter extremist ideologies in a way that has global impact. The publication launch featured the report’s authors along with special guest, Ambassador Alberto Fernandez, President of […]

BRAVE Featured Publications

Overview of WORDE’s Approach

WORDE established the International Cultural Center (ICC) in 2011 in Montgomery County, MD to promote social cohesion by bringing diverse faith and ethnic communities together in an atmosphere of trust, respect and collaboration. As a result, we have been able to address issues of mutual concern, from emergency / disaster preparedness, bullying, and internet safety, […]

A Strategic Plan for WORDE’s BRAVE Model

Through its organic development in Montgomery County, the BRAVE model has evolved into a “collective impact initiative” with a core focus on building resilience against violent extremism through engagement, education, and specialized interventions.  The research-informed model has undergone an independent evaluation and, as such, is an evidence-based good practice for preventing violent extremism and enhancing […]

An Instructor’s Manual for Developing a Community-Led Approach to Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)

Illustrating lessons learned and best practices from two years of programming and evaluation, WORDE produced an accompanying Instructor’s Manual to supplement the evaluation and guide communities and CVE practitioners in: Building positive and collaborative relationships with diverse Muslim communities Understanding the potential risk factors of radicalization and mobilization to violent extremism Creating a community-led engagement […]

Evaluation of WORDE’s CVE Programing

In 2014, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) launched a two-year study of community-based Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programing led by the World Organization for Resource Development and Education (WORDE) and its effectiveness in promoting positive social integration and encouraging public safety. By the time of publication, our CVE programing, informally known as the “Montgomery […]

Commentary

Frequently Asked Questions about CVE

“Countering violent extremism” or “CVE” is a catch-all phrase that is commonly used to refer to programs that aim to reduce the appeal of ideologically motivated violence that furthers social, political and economic goals. The term was popularized in 2011, however today, public and private sectors around the world utilize this term to reference a […]

Empowering Egypt to Defeat Radical Islamism

“Empowering Egypt to Defeat Radical Islamism” by Dr. Hedieh Mirahmadi, Dr. Tarek Elgawhary, and Mehreen Farooq.   Despite billions of dollars in counter-terrorism measures to capture and kill terrorists, the threat from transnational terrorist organizations like ISIL, Al-Qaeda and the Taliban has metastasized into an even greater menace than ever before. Given the U.S. government’s […]

New National Academy of Sciences Publications Highlight’s WORDE’s BRAVE Model

The National Academies of Sciences published its proceedings of a 2016 workshop, “Countering Violent Extremism Through Public Health Practice” in which WORDE Senior Fellow Mehreen Farooq presented on WORDE’s Building Resilience Against Violent Extremism (BRAVE) Model.   BRAVE (formerly known as the Montgomery County Model) takes a public health, tired approach to prevention. At the […]

WORDE Reports

Empowering Egypt to Defeat Radical Islamism

“Empowering Egypt to Defeat Radical Islamism” by Dr. Hedieh Mirahmadi, Dr. Tarek Elgawhary, and Mehreen Farooq.   Despite billions of dollars in counter-terrorism measures to capture and kill terrorists, the threat from transnational terrorist organizations like ISIL, Al-Qaeda and the Taliban has metastasized into an even greater menace than ever before. Given the U.S. government’s […]

Additional Reports

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