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November 2017

2017 International Observer Program (IOP) – Egypt focusing on Understanding Cultural Nuances for Translation

November 4, 2017 - November 23, 2017

The 2017 IOP: English for Translation Purposes Program uniquely combines a group of 4 women and 8 men from the Muslim community in Egypt. These delegates serve as religious and community leaders, junior faculty members, Imams, and professionals in Egypt working at various institutions in Egypt such as Al-Azhar University and AmidEast. This trip is marked with numerous enriching and engaging moments. For many participants this is a journey of self-exploration, challenging their preconceived notions and moving them towards being…

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April 2018

2018 Morocco – European ​Imams Conference

April 6, 2018 - April 8, 2018
Morocco Morocco

Imams Training Programs for Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East "Promotion of Interfaith Relationship Building, Radicalization Prevention & Countering Violent Extremism" Flier: 2018-Morocco_CECF_EIC_Flier_032318.pdf

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2018 International Observer Program (IOP)​ -​ Kazakhstan

April 21, 2018 - May 12, 2018
USA United States

Flier: IOP-Flier_032618-1.pdf

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October 2018

2018 International Observer Program (IOP)​ ​-​ ​Kyrgyzstan

October 13, 2018 - October 28, 2018

Flier: IOP-Flier_032618.pdf

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February 2019

2019 Better Understanding for a Better World (BUBW) – Orlando

February 6, 2019 - February 10, 2019
Pop Century Resort in Walt Disney World Orlando, FL United States + Google Map

Annual Youth Leadership, Intercultural and Interfaith Conferences Youth Leaders Representing 15 - 20 Countries Sharing the goals of world peace and harmony Seeking deeper understanding Coming as strangers with common misunderstandings, leaving united as close friends Developing mutual respect and recognizing there is strength in diversity Departing empowered, ready for peacebuilding and making global change

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March 2019

2019 BUBW International – Uganda for East Africa

March 13, 2019 - March 16, 2019
Kampala, Uganda

CECF will be conducting its 34th BUBW conference, in partnership with the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU). The focus will be on multiple sectors of society - youth and religious leaders, university students, young professionals, women and representatives of civil society organizations. From religious & tribal extremism, Intertribal & Interfaith conflicts, to gender inequality, youth unemployment, and perceived economic marginalization, CECF has identified critical challenges that require collaboration across various members of society. The faith-based sector is a key player. Understanding the dynamic…

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April 2019

2019 Better Understanding for a Better World (BUBW) – Baltimore

April 10, 2019 - April 14, 2019
Sheraton BWI Hotel in Linthicum, MD Baltimore, MD United States + Google Map

Annual Youth Leadership, Intercultural and Interfaith Conferences Youth Leaders Representing 32 Countries Sharing the goals of world peace and harmony Seeking deeper understanding Coming as strangers with common misunderstandings, leaving united as close friends Developing mutual respect and recognizing there is strength in diversity Departing empowered, ready for peacebuilding and making global change

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November 2019

2019 The Sultan and The Saint

November 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Catholic University of America The Great Room in the Pryzbla Center, 620 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20064, Baltimore, MD United States

This international conference will be conducted in Washington, DC at the Catholic University of America on November 7, 2019 from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM to shed more light on the historic initiative that took place in 1219 by Saint Francis of Assisi in Italy, who traveled in the midst of the Fifth Crusade, to meet with the Sultan of Egypt, Malik al-Kamil, a nephew of the great Muslim warrior Saladin. The task of interfaith reconciliation and world healing is…

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January 2020

2020 Better Understanding for a Better World (BUBW) – Orlando

January 29 - February 2
Orlando, FL, Orlando, FL United States + Google Map

Annual Youth Leadership, Intercultural and Interfaith Conferences Youth Leaders Representing 15 - 20 Countries Sharing the goals of world peace and harmony Seeking deeper understanding Coming as strangers with common misunderstandings, leaving united as close friends Developing mutual respect and recognizing there is strength in diversity Departing empowered, ready for peacebuilding and making global change

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March 2020

2020 BUBW International – Europe (Paris, Brussels & Amsterdam)

March 14 - March 21
Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam,

International Youth Leadership, Intercultural and Interfaith Conference for Europe This particular conference is not only the premier BUBW in Europe, but for the first time in the program’s history, it will take place in three extraordinary cities over 8 days from March 14 - 21, 2020. Participants will experience Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam within the context of BUBW and address global issues facing our generation and shaping future leaders. Each city will have a theme on which to focus during meetings, discussions…

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