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5th Annual Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Conference

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Delaware Valley University

700 EAST BUTLER AVENUE

DOYLESTOWN, PA 18901

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This is the year we must come together as one. This is the year to #RaiseYourVoice!

Join hundreds of Muslim and Jewish women on November 4 when you attend the fifth annual Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Conference at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia. We will be raising our voice for love over hate!

On Sunday, November 4, doors will open at 8 AM for sign-in and coffee hour. The conference will begin promptly at 9 AM.

During this transformative day, you will:

  • Connect & engage with other Muslim and Jewish sisters from all around North America,
  • Participate in your choice of one workshop facilitated by leaders in interfaith dialogue end engagement (each workshop will be a two-hour hands-on group encounter)
  • Learn from the Muslim and Jewish leaders who are the voice of peace and interfaith engagement
  • Develop skills in order to become a stronger advocate of building relationships between Muslims and Jews, and
  • Learn what you can do to peacefully stop anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish acts of hate.

Join us for inspiring keynote presentations from:

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer. For the last 35 years, she has been one of America’s most well known public voices, having been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, & Bill Maher. Seven of her twelve published books have been New York Times Best Sellers, and four of these were #1. Marianne has been touring the country this year, discussing how a revolution in consciousness paves the way to both personal and political renewal.

Joseph Levin Jr, a native of Montgomery, Alabama, is the Co-Founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center. From 1971, he served the Center in various capacities, including as Legal Director, Chair of the Board, President & CEO, and General Counsel, retiring in 2016. He continues to serve the Center as an emeritus member of the Board. In 1976, as a member of the Carter Presidential Transition Team, Mr. Levin supervised the Department of Justice transition and oversaw preparation of briefing books identifying critical issues for the incoming Attorney General. In 1977, Mr. Levin was appointed Chief Counsel of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Members of The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom were privileged to learn from Mr. Levin during our recent visit to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

For 15 years, Edina Lekovic has served as a leading voice on American Muslims and an inter-community builder between diverse faith traditions. Edina is a strategist, storyteller and trainer who works in multi-faith spaces throughout the country. She is a co-founder and board member of NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change, and a board member of multifaith house of worship The Pico-Union Project. In her previous work with the Muslim Public Affairs Council, she advocated on behalf of American Muslims in news media, interfaith, community, and pop culture spaces. She has appeared on leading media outlets, including CNN, FOX News, Huffington Post, NPR and Buzzfeed. In 2015, she was named one of L.A.’s 10 most inspiring women gamechangers by Los Angeles Magazine. She was also named one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world by Georgetown University and the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in 2009.

Workshop Presenters

Participate in a workshop and learn from the best in class, including Edina Lekovic, Letty Cottin Pogrebein, Amy Eilberg. Amanda Quraishi, Kathleen Peratis, Nadia Hassan, Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, Nazli Chaudhry, Mehnaz Afridi, Sahar Khamis and many others.

Surprise presentations and performances will be announced!

Book Signings & Shopping Bazaar

At the conference, there will be book signings by authors and a shopping bazaar representing Muslim and Jewish vendors.

Friday & Saturday Services

This year, for those in town on Friday, we will join together for Shabbat evening services and Shabbat dinner. Register for Friday night. On Saturday morning, we will offer Shabbat services. We'll share more details as the date approaches.

Saturday Evening Social

Join Intercultural Journeys and help kick off the conference on Saturday, November 3! Talented musicians Aslihan Erkisi & Ertugrul Erkisi and Ami Yares each perform their recent work, highlighting the role of the performing arts in fostering peace, dialogue, and intercultural connection. And don't miss the show's opening act: special guest spoken word artist and Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Charlotte, North Carolina chapter member Hannah Hasan! Register for Saturday night.


Logistics

Housing

We have already filled up the hotels! However, they will still honor rooms if you call and ask for the group rate. You must call 215-343-1300 and ask for the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom rate. Reservations can no longer be made online. Ask for Jessica Seidler if you have problems. The remaining hotel is The Homewood Suites, 2650 Kelly Road in Warrington, Pennsylvania.

Directions

See information from Delaware Valley University on directions, maps and parking.

Transportation

Delaware Valley University is easily accessible. Transportation will be provided for guests of the hotel to the University and back on Saturday evening, November 3 and Sunday, November 4.

From the Pennsylvania Turnpike:

  • Follow I-276 Pennsylvania Turnpike and take Exit 343 for PA-611 North.
  • Follow 611 North (approximately 11 miles)
  • Take State Street/US-202 BUS exit in Doylestown Township
  • Take State Street and turn LEFT at the third light (Campus Main Entrance)

From Philadelphia International Airport:

  • Exit Airport onto I-95 South
  • Take Exit 7 for 476 North
  • Follow 476 North
  • Take Exit for I-276 East towards New Jersey (Pennsylvania Turnpike exit)
  • Follow as above

Airport Information

There are three regional airports:

Public Transit & Trains

See routes and plan your trip on the SEPTA website. You'll want to see the Lansdale/Doylestown train schedule:http://www.septa.org/schedules/rail/. Please note these schedules change every few months and weekend service is limited, so check back before the conference. The rail stop is called Delaware Valley University.

The El Hibri Foundation, The Muslim Jewish Advisory Council, Islamic Relief USA, and JCPA are some of the proud sponsors of the 2018 Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Conference.

Refund Policy

Please note that we are not able to offer refunds once you have purchased your ticket.

Please contact us with questions at conference@sosspeace.org.

Last year we sold out quickly. Hurry and register to be guaranteed a seat. See you in November!

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Delaware Valley University

700 EAST BUTLER AVENUE

DOYLESTOWN, PA 18901

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