Salaam Shalom: Muslim and Jewish Women Unite Against Hate

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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.

 

The film also shares insight to the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom’s Teen Initiative – which consists of high school young women who want to break racial and religious barriers.

 

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.

 

Emmy Award-Winning Directors and Producers Kirsten Kelly & Katie Taber are currently in production and plan for a Fall 2018 release.

 

The team just wrapped up a successful crowdfunding campaign where 119 people backed the project. The funds raised will allow the film team to complete two key film shoots, begin the edit process and stay on track for a Winter 2019 release.

 

We are currently planning the social impact campaign for this powerful and important documentary. If you are interested in hosting a screening in your community/at your organization or if you are interested in partnering with us for this campaign please contact [email protected].

 

Join the conversation online by using the hashtags #SisterhoodAgainstHate.

 

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