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Interfaith Dialogue and Religious Freedom

September 13, 2018 - September 18, 2018

Home to nearly 1,200 churches, 90 of which are nationality churches, Cleveland is a pluralist community of a diverse-array of faith groups and religious institutions. In this exchange program, a group of religious and community leaders, government officials, and educators from the Near East and North Africa will learn about Cleveland’s experience promoting religious pluralism while still protecting the rights of religious minorities. By visiting sites such as First Cleveland Mosque, Mount Sinai Ministries, and observing a roundtable conversation with the Interfaith Council at Case Western Reserve University, visitors will explore interfaith cooperation in addressing community and social issues.

International Visitor Leadership (IVLP) Program

Each year, over 300 professionals from around the world visit Northeast Ohio through IVLP. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, these visitors have been identified by U.S. embassies as emerging leaders in their fields. Over 50 Nobel Laureates and 335 current or former Chiefs of State or Heads of Government are alumni of this program.

By connecting with foreign leaders we strengthen Northeast Ohio’s commercial, cultural, and educational ties with the rest of the world. For more information, contact Katie Ferman, Program Officer, at or click here. To get involved as a Citizen Diplomat, click here.


September 13, 2018
September 18, 2018
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