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February 6-8, 2014

The 9th Annual Faith and International Development Conference (FIDC), "Cultivating Community: A Right to Belong" is taking place February 6-8, 2014 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Our goal is to create a space for sharing ideas and exploring passions among students and professionals from a wide range of backgrounds.



  • Brian Fikkert, founder, Chalmers Center for Economic Development at Covenant College
  • Rob and Tara Cahill, founders, Community Cloud Forest Conservation, Guatemala
  • Minas Hiruy, founder, Hope Enterprises, Hope University College, and Hope Ministries
  • Tarek Abuata, Christian Peacemakers Team


This year at FIDC we are including a half day workshop on Nonviolent Direct Action as Public Witness. The workshop will take place from 1:30-6:30 PM on Saturday, February 8. This is a free event but you do need to register.


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