SALAM, in its involvement with other faith-based organizations, and as a member of the Interfaith Service Bureau (ISB), has been a steady contributor to the building, and maintaining, of bridges within the Sacramento community. SALAM believes, that with other groups, further understanding and cooperation can be achieved for the betterment of the greater Sacramento area.
Among SALAM’s many outreach activities is its involvement in the Children of Abraham program, interfaith prayer services, interfaith tree planting, and -with the help of the members of the San Juan School District- increasing religious sensitivity and awareness in scholastic curricula. SALAM, along-side the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), has also been among the first to respond to critical attacks of Islam in the media.
Responding quickly with events like a biographical art exhibition of the life to the Prophet Muhammad (s), done solely without need for pictures depicting him, and hosting interfaith events where innocents accused of terrorist involvement open up the community about what happened and how it affected their life’s. Other services that SALAM offers include classes like “Discover Islam”, open to the general public and discussing the essentials of Islam for the guidance and understanding of Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
SALAM remains a steady presence in the Sacramento area, and with its highly dedicated members and associates, advocates for unity, education, and understanding. ‘Salam’ as a word in Arabic means ‘peace’ but here in Sacramento it also stands for a community of Muslims who wish to make a positive difference.