The MCFI has collaboration and working relationship with Washington-based International Center for Religion and Diplomacy. The Center is serving as a bridge between religion and politics in preventing and resolving conflicts in various parts of the world. Capitalizing on the positive role that religious or spiritual factors can play in facilitating trust and overcoming differences is a trademark ingredient of the Center's approach. The mission of ICRD is to address identity-based conflicts that take the form of ethnic disputes, tribal warfare, or religious hostilities. By linking religious reconciliation with official and unofficial diplomacy, the Center has created a new synergy for peacemaking in such places as Kashmir, Sudan, Pakistan, and Iran. The Madressah workshops have been held in collaboration with the ICRD.