The Peace festival Salam and Shalom was held on sunday 26th. August 2018 and again this year Bosphorus was a sponsor of the festival.
Salaam & Shalom is a grassroots movement with the aim of providing close relations between Jews and Muslims in Denmark. The purpose of sponsoring the event was to support the message of celebrating differences, and to unite people with different faiths, cultures, and identities, etc.
The Cooperation between Bosphorus and Salaam & Shalom was a important element in highlighting the Bosphorus message of building bridges and diversities among people where several minorities and beliefs exist.
The atmosphere of the festival was very diverse due to the presence of different cultures like Danish, Jewish, Arabic etc. The opportunity to meet with each other and have dialogue was obvious. The cooperation reflects that we are able face each other’s differences and hereby get the opportunity to get to know each other better causing taboos and prejudices to break. The event can be considered as a tool to build bridges between people and cultures, thus ensuring mutual understanding.