Muslims and Jews have a lot in common – both theologically and culturally. However, we don’t often come together as much as we should.
As communities, we should be sharing our commonalities, embracing our differences and showing the world that the narrative of “Jews and Muslims don’t get along” is far from true!
Communities and societies after all, are stronger together. We’ve got a lot of great friendships, stories and initiatives that need to be shared.
Here at Voice of Salam, we know that not only do we have so much in common but that there are some amazing Jewish-Muslim partnerships out there. We refuse to be divided!
Sadly though, with increasing levels of both antisemitism and anti-Muslim hate on the rise, it’s easy for these two communities to grow (further) apart.
Misinformation, a lack of awareness of how to support one another and sadly, the elephant in the room (yes, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict) mean there’s work to be done to fight the hate, spread these positive stories and break down barriers.
And that’s why we’re here!
Here at Voice of Salam, we’re passionate about showing the world that Muslims and Jews are friends and that we have so much more in common than that which divides us.
We’re actively challenging antisemitism and anti-Muslim hate in all their forms, showing examples of encouraging Jewish-Muslim engagement and breaking down barriers.
We’re also showing that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is much more complicated than often portrayed and that within the conflict itself, there is also hope!
That’s why, another area of work is dedicated to bringing more nuanced perspectives of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the public sphere (find out more here).
As part of our work in Jewish-Muslim relations, our website also includes specialised language sections of the website in Arabic and Hebrew [forthcoming] to enable us to reach as many people as possible.
Join us in spreading a little peace and understanding!
Take action: Join our research on antisemitism
Voice of Salam is currently working on research focused on antisemitism in the Muslim and wider non-Muslim community.
We’re hoping to share personal experiences and highlight how communities can better work together to combat prejudice and hate and build greater bonds with each other.
To do this, we need your help! We are currently looking for:
- Case studies of Muslims and non-Muslims who previously held antisemitic views and their current views
If you can help with any of the above, please do get in touch via email at: email@example.com.
Interviews will be conducted either online or offline, at the convenience of the participant. All content will be treated in the strictest confidence and remain anonymous as/if required.
Find out more:
- This Holocaust Memorial Day, we need to stand together against antisemitism
- The other threat that Muslim and Jewish women face
- Our partnerships are more important than ever: Meet the Saudi Sheikh standing up against antisemitism
- 12 things that unite Jews and Muslims
- Baklava beats bigotry: My Muslim friend
Voice of Salam is a proud member of the Combat Anti-Semitism coalition, Children of Peace Coalition of Peace, and signatory of the Faith and Belief Forum Charter of Inclusion.