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Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom condemns racism

Monday, June 1, 2020  
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We raise our voice against hate

"Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible." — Maya Angelou

The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom condemns the murders and brutal treatment of African Americans. The use of excessive, unwarranted, and unnecessary deadly force against Black members of our society are against our values of decency and safety for all peoples living in our country.

Our Sisterhood is upholding and working toward social justice for all people. Racism in our society must be addressed beyond the actions of individuals. It is ingrained in our society and requires structural, social, and cultural change.

Our Sisterhood stands in solidarity with our African American sisters and brothers. We will work together as allies to deepen our understanding of the issues of civil rights, racial inequality, and brutality facing our society. We will strengthen our abilities to address these grave concerns, not just with words but with compassionate and resolute actions.

The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom supports and invites faith-based and civil rights organizations to form a strong coalition that will reach out to a wide range of communities around the country to educate, train, and motivate action against racism and bigotry.

The women of Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom stand for justice when anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish hate targets one of our communities. We will continue to stand against bias and racism aimed at all people. None of us live in a safe and just society until we all live in a safe and just society.

“Justice, justice shall you pursue.” Deuteronomy 16:20

“…Be just, for it is closest to God-consciousness…” Quran 5:8

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Sheryl Olitzky
sheryl@sosspeace.org
(609) 306-1221


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