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June 2019

Preventing Extremist Violence: Best Practices, Lessons Learned, and Community-Driven Models

June 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alliance for Peace Building, 1800 Massachusetts AVE NW #401
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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Join us June 20th at the Alliance for Peacebuilding for a special panel discussion on best practices in preventing extremist violence and terrorism. A new RAND report on identifying promising practices provides a framework to discuss the prevention efforts of Global Peace Foundation, Masjid Mohammed, and the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy. Panelists will be discussing promising practices emerging from their organization’s unique project implementations and lessons learned from the field. RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/preventing-extremist-violence-best-practices-and-lessons-learned-tickets-61531639791 Panelists:   James Patton, President, International…

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Church of the Wild Summer Solstice Drum Circle

June 21 @ 6:00 pm
Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016 United States
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Church of the Wild DC-MD-VA will honor the summer equinox for our June mid-month gathering. Join us for a special Summer Solstice Drum Circle at the National Cathedral amphitheater with Katy Gaughan of Drumming for Wellness. Arrive early to gather with the Church of the Wild community so that we can all sit together for this powerful drumming event. Bring a picnic dinner and something to share if you'd like. Drumming begins at 7 pm. Learn more and RSVP for our Church of…

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1st Annual MCFACS PICNIC POTLUCK

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wheaton Regional Park, 2000 Shorefield Drive
Wheaton, MD 20906 United States
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Montgomery County Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions (MCFACS) unites people of faith to help solve the climate emergency that is disrupting and threatening life on Earth. MCFACS represents a diverse community of faiths, whose voices are valuable in the conversation on climate change, and whose faith-based actions draw on a deep well of love for each other and the planet we share. This is a ZERO WASTE event: bring reusable utensils and dishes, water bottles, and prepare to take home…

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JIDS/JAMAAT Summer Picnic

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Meadowbrook Park, 7901 Meadowbrook Lane
Chevy Chase, MD 20815 United States
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The Opioid Crisis and Its Impact on the African-American Community

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Masjid Muhammad, The Nation’s Mosque, 1519 4th St NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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The Health Team Committee at Masjid Muhammad, under the direction of Imam Talib Shareef, cordially invites members of the Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington to a presentation titled: "The Opioid Crisis and Its Impact on the African-American Community". The event is FREE to attend. It is open to all---brothers, sisters, teens, and children. Food and refreshments will be sold. There will be limited vending. Please RSVP. Speakers: Travis Dread-Hughes, Community Outreach Coordinator, Dept. of Behavioral Health and Omar Abdul-Malik, DHEd,…

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Partake in our Bar Mitzvah service project: An international dinner prepared by refugee chefs, celebrating their experiences and foods.

June 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Temple beth shalom, 1461 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard
Arnold, DC United States
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In honor of Jack and Parkers' upcoming Bar Mitzvah, Breaking Bread Broadening Perspective will feature dinner by Foodhini, a catering company employing emerging immigrant and refugee chefs. Also, 734 Coffee, a coffee company owned and operated by Sudanese refugees, will be serving coffee and selling their beans. Refugee speakers will offer compelling perspectives on their immigrant experience. Dinner will feature a multi-course menu from a variety of ethnicities - all prepared by refugee chefs from around the world. In addition to supporting…

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Our Muslim Neighbors: An Immigrant’s Memoir

June 25 @ 6:00 pm
Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Islam is the second largest religion in the world. In America, Muslims are becoming our neighbors, co-workers, community leaders, caregivers and, in many cases, members of our families. Yet unfounded bigotry and fear are on the rise. Combatting that dangerous trend can be as easy as enjoying the dramatic—sometimes suspenseful and sometimes funny—memoir of Muslim peacemaker Victor Begg. His new memoir combines the compelling personal narrative in the novel The Namesake with the sharp advocacy on behalf of a minority…

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Peace through Justice: Past, Present, and Future

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW
Washington, DC United States
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As a Holocaust survivor and jurist, Thomas Buergenthal has been a tireless champion for the principle that governments and individuals must be held accountable under international law for human rights violations. Join us for a special screening of Peace through Justice, a new film documenting Buergenthal's life and legacy, followed by a panel discussion. The evening concludes with a reception for participants. Reserve your seat for this special program happening June 26 at 6:30 p.m. in Washington, DC. Learn about the…

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Summer Film Series: What Happened 2 Chocolate City?

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cleveland Park Congregational UCC, 3400 Lowell St NW
Washington, DC 20016 United States
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Join us for the first film in our summer Social Documentary & Discussion Series. DC: Tales of Two Cities. "What Happened 2 Chocolate City" explores DC’s hyper-gentrification through a retrospective lens, highlighting the effects of the 1968 riots, war on drugs and mass incarceration, and the current economic barriers affecting Black Washingtonians. After the documentary, there will be a panel discussion with the filmmaker, Mignotae Kebede; director of photography, Mansa Johnson; and John Russell, one of the individuals featured in…

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One Journey Festival

June 29 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016 United States
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Celebrating refugee talents, stories and contributions: A free, day-long festival packed with musical performances, dance, storytelling, art, delicious food, a Take-Action tent & more.

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