Salaam Shalom: Muslim and Jewish Women Unite Against Hate

Nearly every day there is news from across the country of hate crimes and threats. In the wake of these crimes, which are disproportionately targeted at Muslim and Jewish communities, the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom is growing a national network of Muslim and Jewish women who combat hate and prejudice by building relationships and taking action for peace. This growing national network of 150 “Sisterhood” Chapters have been thrust into the limelight and have taken a national leadership position in combating the recent rise in hate.  Each chapter of the Sisterhood consists of up to 12 members — half of the women are Muslim and half are Jewish. Both sides recognize that while their faiths are often pitted against each other, as women, in fact, they share much in common. They recognize they are all women of deep faith and bond over common challenges. Powerful friendships are forged through understanding and sharing religious rituals, as well as leading civic and cultural activities aimed at combating prejudice and hate. Their unique approach to fighting hate has truly inspired a national movement of building peace in the wake of a divided America.

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