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 […]

Radicalization of Women and their Role in Preventing Violent Extremism

On Wednesday July 12, 2017 WORDE’s Mehreen Farooq was invited to participate in a briefing on Women and Children at the Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS at the State Department. Mr. Irfan Saeed, Director of the Office of Countering Violent Extremism at the U.S. Department of State, provided opening remarks and the […]

Applying Lessons Learned from Montgomery County to Foster Religious Literacy

On June 27, 2017 the State Department invited Mehreen Farooq to speak on a panel during their symposium on Teaching Religious Tolerance, Peace Studies, and Foreign Policy. The panel was coordinated by MCPD teacher, Christopher Murray, who included the symposium in his second annual week-long course on Religious Literacy for Educators. Ms. Farooq discussed WORDE’s […]

WORDE Senior Fellow Mehreen Farooq to Speak at a panel at the U.S. State Department Symposium

On June 22, 2017 the State Department has invited Mehreen Farooq to speak on a panel during their symposium on Teaching Religious Tolerance, Peace Studies, and Foreign Policy. Ms. Farooq will discuss WORDE’s holistic efforts to mobilize multiple faith communities through applied principles of social integration theory to promote social cohesion and to prevent radicalization to violent […]

Center of Arab Women for Training and Research (CAWTAR) showcases WORDE’s work in recent Workshop

On June 7, 2017 WORDE Senior Fellow Mehreen Farooq participated in a workshop hosted by the US Embassy and the Center of Arab Women for Training and Research (CAWTAR) in Tunis, Tunisia. In her presentation, Ms. Farooq discussed how NGOs promoting women’s issues can to develop effective program designs to mitigate the risk of radicalization to […]

Courageous Conversations

Courageous Conversations is an inter-generational workshop tackling issues of bullying and discrimination that WORDE pioneered in partnership with the Gaithersburg Beloved Community Initiative to empower youth with help seeking behaviors. Since April 2016, the program has been implemented in high schools and community centers across Montgomery County, moderated by WORDE Senior Fellow, Nouf Bazaz. In […]

Generations United Invites WORDE Senior Fellow Nouf Bazaz for a Panel on Inter-generational Programming

WORDE Senior Fellow, Nouf Bazaz, spoke at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on May 17, 2017 at an event hosted by Generations United. The event launched a report on inter-generational programs that featured WORDE’s program, Courageous Conversations. Ms. Bazaz spoke alongside Courageous Conversations partner, Hal German from the Gaithersburg Beloved Community Initiative.

WORDE Senior Fellow, Nouf Bazaz presents at the Interfaith Works “Community Dialogue On Immigration”

WORDE Senior Fellow, Nouf Bazaz, will be a panelist at the Interfaith Works “Community Dialogue On Immigration” on Wednesday May 3, 2017 from 9am-12pm in Rockville, MD (Rockville Christian Church – 301 Adclare Road).  The event is free and open to the public. Please contact  or (301) 315-1105 for more information and to register.

WORDE Halaqa

Please join us for the 4th session of our new monthly halaqa series! To view the previous sessions of our halaqa, please click on the link: TOPIC: The Concept Tamkin SPEAKER: Dr. Tarek Elgawhary WORDE Director of the Religious Studies Programs REGISTRATION: To register, click here WHO: Open to Public WHEN: Sunday, July 2, 2017 […]

WORDE Senior Fellow Highlights ICC Crossroads Program in Keynote Address for Lutheran Social Services

Nouf Bazaz, WORDE Senior Fellow, was the keynote speaker at the Building Bridges Conference hosted by Lutheran Social Services in Fargo, North Dakota on March 29, 2017. Her keynote was titled, “Cultural Considerations when Serving Trauma Survivors” and she also led a breakout session titled, “Serving the Needs of Muslim Refugee Youth” to an audience […]

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