Events

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 CCESdesk@iworksmc.org  or (301) 315-1105 for more information and to register.

BRAVE Featured Publications

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 model has undergone an independent, scientific evaluation and is an evidence-based good practice for countering violent extremism and community policing. Adaptable […]

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, known as the “Montgomery County […]

Cyber Civility Curriculum

WORDE Specialists have developed a curriculum for teachers to guide students on using social media and other digital media in a responsible, respectful manner. The curriculum includes a teacher’s manual and a complementary multimedia PowerPoint presentation for each chapter, designed to inform students of potential threats associated with online activity – from sexual predators and […]

Commentary

The Washington Institute’s Report on WORDE

The Washington Institute just released a new bipartisan report on defeating ideologically inspired violent extremism citing WORDE’s community-led efforts as the most developed “whole of society approach.” Having established the model in Montgomery County, our partners at the Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) will further institutionalize the program in the national capital region and […]

Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Chapter on BRAVE

The Middle East and Regional Transition, Terrorism, and Countering Violent Extremism: What the Next President Will Face Edited by: Rand Beers, Richard A. Clarke, Emilian Papadopoulos, and Paul Salem Vol. 668, November 2016 The next president will face enormous challenges in dealing with terrorism—a threat to global stability and national security that has changed considerably […]

CVE Panel at the Cato Institute

On December 14, 2016, Assistant Chief, Luther Reynolds (Montgomery County Police Department) presented on his department’s involvement in the BRAVE Program as part of a panel discussion on countering violent extremism at a CATO Institute conference. Co-panelists included Michael German (Brennan Center for Justice), Maya Berry (Arab-American Institute), Arjun Sethi (human rights lawyer, and Adjunct […]

WORDE Reports

Engaging and Empowering Pakistan’s Civil Society for Countering Violent Extremism

WORDE Launches Two New Reports on Pakistan Over the past several years, WORDE has been leading a comprehensive study through 35 cities and villages in Pakistan to explore the capacity of civil society for peacebuilding. We’ve identified over 100 local organizations that have implemented viable and innovative peacebuilding programs, ranging from inter-ethnic dialogues to fatwas […]

Additional Reports

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