Sabreena Ghaffar-Siddiqui is a PhD Candidate at McMaster University and researcher. She is the communications lead for the Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW). She is also the co-chair of a women's interfaith initiative in Toronto named the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom (SOSS).
Have you ever noticed how acts of hate can spur acts of love? With the establishment of the Toronto chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, thirty-four Muslim and Jewish women have come together to support each other against hostile acts directed toward both groups. One of the Sisterhood’s largest chapters and the first chapter in Canada, the Toronto group meets regularly to talk, share rituals, and to build relationships across religious lines.