Creating mutual understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims.





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Parliament of the World’s Religions, Steve and Siddika teach workshop
Hip Hop Dance Workshop with Amirah Sackett
San Diego Diplomacy Council Signature Event
Steve speaks at St. Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church
Steve and Safi travel to Dubai for World Tolerance Summit
Awareness Event at St. Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church

A world without fear of Islam.

Salaam creates friendship and mutual understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims. We are a secular, nonpartisan organization that brings people together to overcome fear.


Helping people understand the peaceful mainstream of Islam, rather than the extremism that dominates the headlines.

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People to People

Bringing Muslims and non-Muslims together over dinner or during mosque visits in the USA.

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Experiential Travel

Opportunities to experience Islam during guided visits to Muslim-majority countries.

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“Most Americans have no idea what Islam is really about. And people fear what they don’t know.”

-Steve Slocum, Founder & President

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  • “I was so excited to hear for the first time a non-Muslim explain my religion correctly!!!”
    Rasha T.
    Muslim woman
  • Salaam is the bridge to mutual understanding and respect through education and interaction.  Sometimes one does not know where to begin when seeking a broader kinship with those of different backgrounds, Salaam provides the unique experience to close the gap, to bring people together.”
    Tama Becker-Varano
    Founder and Director, Change Begins with ME
  • “Kudos to Steve for his dedication and commitment to bridging positive and meaningful relationships between Muslims and Non-Muslims!  Salaam is a wonderful example of how to embrace our diversity and promote peace and justice in our world!”
    Christy Bantugan-Bohan
    Founder and Director, Pax Christi San Diego
  • In a world full of division, ignorance, and hate, Salaam builds the bridge of peace with education and fellowship as we share our stories and work for the common good.
    Joseph Dirbas
    Rector, All Souls' Episcopal Church, San Diego

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Be notified when we hold a mosque visit or friendship dinner near you.


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