CCI was founded in 2001 at a Networking for Development conference held in Bangkok.
Since then it has held a number of meetings and events including the following:
Networking for Development Conference and launch of Cardijn Liaison Committee, Siam Park Hotel, Bangkok, 21-23 July 2001
Vatican II in the context of globalisation, Lay contribution to the Church and the world, St Gabriel's Center, Bangkok, 8-11 October 2002
Name modified to Cardijn Lay Community
Young People for Development 2003, Bangkok-Chiang Mai, Thailand, 7-25 August 2003, which led to the founding of the YPD network
Young People for Development 2004, Chiang Mai, Thailand, October 2004
New Pentecost 2005, From Vatican II to the World Social Forum, including Asia-Pacific tour by WSF co-founder Chico Whitaker, May 2005
New Pentecost 2006, Winds of Change, with international guests, theologians Edmund Chia and Gemma Cruz.
International Coordination meeting, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, defining vision and mission of the network, adoption of name Cardijn Community International.
New Pentecost 2007, Voices of Hope, with Fr Jojo Fung SJ.
International Year of Cardijn commemorating the 40th anniversary of Cardijn's death on 24 July 1967. Commemorative services in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Chennai and Jamshedpur, India.
Cardijn Symposium and Study Session, “Sustainable Development through Education, Dignity and Harmony” , Sterling Tower, Chennai, India, 23-25 February 2008
CCI Australia, 'My Community' Conference on ‘My Community’, St Francis Pastoral Centre, Melbourne, 24-25 July 2008
CCI International, Forum on ‘International Community Development and Networking’, 26 July, 2008, Melbourne campus, Australian Catholic University.
CCI South-East Asian Study Session, De La Salle Hall, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 8-9 August 2009
CCI Australia, Rediscovering Cardijn for the 21st Century Conference, Cardijn College, Noarlunga, SA, Australia, 9-11 October 2009st
CCI India, Priests 4 Change, Nagercoil, India, 14-16 May 2010
New Pentecost 2010, Launching Vatican II + 50, 2012-2015, CCI Coordination Meeting, Petaling Jaya, 30 May 2010
CCI Australia, See Judge Act Workshop, Adelaide, South Australia, 26 June 2010