International Cultural Center

In 2011 WORDE established a new cultural center for the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Located in Gaithersburg, MD, the ICC is a forum where people from all traditions can converge to promote principles of peace, social harmony and plurality through prose, music, meditation and sacred movement.

We are developing the center to become a space for cultivating positive social networks — where the community can foster a sense of belonging and youth can channel their energy into peaceful, productive outlets. WORDE will organize educational programming for the community and host workshops, seminars and lectures on a range of issues including meditation, peace-building and conflict-resolution, cultural pluralism, religious tolerance, civic engagement, and women’s issues.

The 33,000 square foot building is available for cultural and religious events, conferences, book launches, poetry readings, graduation celebrations, weddings, family events, and other community events. To reserve the space, please contact Samia Haque (

For recent and upcoming events, please visit ICC Website.

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