Position Statements

Statement on the Murders in Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom strongly supports the investigation of the recent murders of four Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We are encouraged by the statement of President Biden that “These hateful attacks have no place in America,” and that this Administration strongly stands with the U.S. Muslim community. It is a matter of …

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Staying at the Table During Challenging Times

Dear Sisters, We, the leadership of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, acknowledge that this is a very difficult time for so many of us. As our newsfeeds fill with disturbing and frightening stories of fear, death, violence, and destruction in Israel and Palestine, it can be natural to retreat to our own corners, and feel …

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Our tears are the same color….

Dear Sisters, As our Muslim sisters observe Ramadan and and our Jewish sisters prepare for Passover, we are deeply aggrieved by disturbing and frightening news of death, violence, and destruction in Israel and Palestine. The Sisterhood once again affirms our commitment to non-violence and calls for peace and humanity. As you know, the Sisterhood of …

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Statement on Ending Government-Sanctioned Oppression and Violence Against Muslims in India

Statement on Ending Government-Sanctioned Oppression and Violence Against Muslims in India   As a grassroots organization of Muslim and Jewish women committed to ending acts of hatred and marginalization of Jews and Muslims, the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom (SOSS) condemns in the strongest terms the violence and oppression being committed against Muslims across India by …

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Statement Recognizing the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, a national organization of Muslim and Jewish women devoted to fighting all forms of hate and promoting social justice, solemnly remembers the 20th anniversary of the attack on the United States on September 11, 2001. In a morning of madness, thousands of lives were destroyed and families were forever changed. We …

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Statement on Afghanistan

The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, a national organization of Muslim and Jewish women dedicated to fighting hate and promoting social justice, is heartbroken at the humanitarian crisis taking place in Afghanistan. Our hearts are with the people of Afghanistan and our sisters who have family and deep connections there. We call on the U.S. Administration …

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Statement on Antisemitism

The most recent rise in antisemitic attacks across the nation is deeply troubling. We cannot remain silent when we witness our Jewish sisters suffering on account of being Jewish, and we will never tire of our commitment to decry every form of hatred, especially those formed in contempt of faith. Antisemitic acts have increased by …

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Statement on Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem

In response to increasing acts of injustice and violence in Jerusalem, the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom stands behind our commitment to inspire Jewish and Muslim women and teen girls to support and promote nonviolent means of achieving peace and human and civil rights for all Palestinians and Israelis. We condemn the actions of the Israeli police in …

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Statement Regarding Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom calls on the Republican leadership in Congress to take immediate action to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga) from committee assignments and to be expelled from Congress.  The Representative’s hate targeting Muslims, Jews, students who are victims of gun violence, elected officials, and her spread of conspiracy theories is a …

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Statement Regarding Genocidal Practices Imposed on Uyghur Women

Statement Regarding Genocidal Practices Imposed on Uyghur Women The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom condemns the Chinese government’s most recent statement regarding its genocidal practices imposed on Uyghur women. In its recent tweet, the Chinese Embassy in the US shamelessly claimed that the mass forced abortion and sterilization of Uyghur women resulted in their “emancipation” and …

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Statement on ICE’s Forced Hysterectomies

The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom strongly condemns the reported practice of forced hysterectomies on women held in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody. This is systemic racism and xenophobia targeting immigrant and other vulnerable communities. No human being should ever have to undergo any procedure that impacts their body without their consent. Subjecting women …

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Uyghur Statement and Fact Sheet

Statement from the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom to End the Cultural Genocide of Uyghur and Turkic Muslim Populations by the Chinese Government The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom is an international organization comprised of over 170 grassroots chapters of Muslim and Jewish women who are committed to ending acts of anti- Jewish and anti-Muslim sentiment. As …

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Statement on Racial Injustice

Racial Injustice   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 is against our values of …

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Statement on Israel’s Annexation Plan on the West Bank

The Sisterhood of Salaam of Shalom, an organization of 8,000 Muslim and Jewish women and teenage girls across the U.S. and Canada, opposes Israel’s annexation plan of the West Bank, endorsed by the U.S. administration.  The plan is not a path to peace, security, or self-determination for Palestinians and Israelis. 
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Statement on Hostages Released from Texas Synagogue Stand-Off

The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, an international organization of Muslim and Jewish women, is deeply grateful that all the hostages held at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, TX were released unharmed.  We acknowledge and are thankful for the actions by law enforcement authorities in averting the loss of life of the captives. Further, we note …

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