Why isn’t Salaam Shalom issuing statements in the media with regard to actions in the Middle-East?
- Salaam Shalom aims to build bridges between British Muslims and Jews. Actions in the middle-east impact on tensions between these communities in the UK. Our Mediation sessions have been designed to enable dialogue on this issue, to help reduce these tensions and promote understanding.
- When there has been escalation in the middle-east, the outcome of our local consultations has been that Salaam Shalom Mediation sessions, safe spaces for face-to-face dialogue, are what is needed on an ongoing basis.
- We are not a political organisation. Every supporter and representative of Salaam Shalom is entitled to their own point of view – and their points of view vary.
- Rather than invest time joining the global media frenzy, we are careful to focus on our core projects, because we feel the approach of these projects will bring about lasting influence and longer term impact, in the hearts and minds of the people we work with.