Press Releases

Building Resilience Against Violent Extremism (BRAVE) Publications

WORDE is pleased to announce the publication of several timely resources on our Building Resilience Against Violent Extremism (BRAVE) initiatives to guide other communities in the development of similar initiatives: a National Institute of Justice (NIJ)-funded evaluation of our programing, a manual for guiding the development of community-led CVE initiatives, and a Strategic Plan for […]

Washington Post Reports on WORDE’s ICC Survey of the Impact of Bullying on Muslim Students

The Washington Post reports on a recent survey the International Cultural Center (ICC) administered in Montgomery County to measure the impact of bullying on students in the county. The ten question survey was administered in January 2016, and asked students to reflect back on their experiences in the past six months, to understand some of […]

PBS Highlights WORDE’s Community- Led Efforts to Prevent Violent Extremism in The US

PBS recently highlighted WORDE’s community- led efforts to prevent violent extremism in the US. The feature includes a clip from a special event WORDE’s International Cultural Center hosted with residents from the Asbury retired community in which the elderly shared their experiences of overcoming discrimination and adversity. The program was designed to empower youth who […]

WORDE Launches New Counter Messaging Effort

February 19, 2016 For decades extremists have hijacked religious rhetoric to justify their senseless tactics for pursuing social and political change. The time has come to push back and challenge what they say they believe in. To this end, WORDE has produced our first video against ISIS and launched a new public policy study focused on […]

WORDE Report Seeks to Leverage Civil Society to Secure Peace & Stability in Afghanistan Post 2014

For Immediate Release Monday, February 17, 2014 WORDE REPORT SEEKS TO LEVERAGE CIVIL SOCIETY TO SECURE PEACE AND STABILITY IN AFGHANISTAN POST 2014 Washington, DC | On February 19, 2014, the World Organization for Resource Development and Education (WORDE) will launch its groundbreaking report, Afghanistan 2014 and Beyond: The Role of Civil Society in Peacebuilding […]

Boston Marathon Tragedy

April 18, 2013 | Washington, DC WORDE extends its heartfelt sympathies to the victims, friends, and families of those struck by the Boston Marathon bombings. We join our fellow Americans in strongly condemning all acts of terrorism, and the loss of innocent lives. It is in these times of crisis that we come together as […]

WORDE Launches New Report on Civil Society Efforts to Counter Terrorism in Pakistan

October 10, 2012 For Immediate Release On Wednesday, October 10, 2012 the Heritage Foundation hosted a launch of the WORDE Report, Pakistan’s Civil Society: Alternative Channels to Countering Violent Extremism. Moderator Lisa Curtis commended this groundbreaking report as a “Must-read for anyone who is seeking to better understand the complex and multi-faceted country that is Pakistan!” Calling […]

WORDE Condemns Benghazi Attacks

WORDE SENDS ITS CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY AND COLLEAGUES OF AMBASSADOR STEVENS AND THE THREE OTHER PUBLIC OFFICIALS KILLED IN BENGHAZI, LIBYA US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens WASHINGTON (September 12, 2012) WORDE commends our men and women in diplomatic service throughout the world and offers sincere condolences to the family and friends of US Ambassador J. […]

Alternative Channels to Countering the Taliban: The Untold Story of Pakistan's Civil Society

October 10, 2011 | Press Release
This summer WORDE Specialists Mehreen Farooq and Waleed Ziad travelled to 35 cities and villages across Pakistan to explore avenues for developing civil society’s capabilities to counter extremism. They met with over 100 organizations, from Peshawar, Swat, and the tribal frontier, to Kashmir, southern Punjab, and Sindh to discover how Pakistanis are using madrassas, mosques, shrines, and public debates to counter radical narratives at the grassroots level.

Specialists Farooq and Ziad Publish in Exclusive Foreign Policy Magazine Series

October 24, 2011 | Press Release
This summer WORDE Specialists Mehreen Farooq and Waleed Ziad travelled across Pakistan to explore avenues for developing civil society's capabilities to counter extremism. They met with over 100 organizations, from Peshawar, Swat, and the tribal frontier, to Kashmir, southern Punjab, and Sindh to discover how Pakistanis are using madrassas, mosques, shrines, and public debates to counter radical narratives at the grassroots level.

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