WE ARE SALAM LAB, THE LABORATORY OF PEACE.
Our priority is to build bridges and a culture of encounter between various ethnic and religious communities. We want to disseminate reliable information on different cultures, as well as national, ethnic and religious minorities – you can find the news here.
Since 2016, we have been working to build an equal civil society and have been looking for new solutions in the field of education, social and migration policies – you can find out more about our projects here.
We believe in building coalitions and cooperation between organizations and activists working for peace – you can read about our partners and joint projects here.
You can read more about us here in English: spectator.sme.sk/c/22203119/polish-blog-islamista-combats-islamophobia-with-a-spoonful-of-sugar.html
Our work has been published in English, German, Slovakian, Lithuanian, Serbian and Swedish media:
DEUTSCHE WELLE, Germany https://www.dw.com/en/eu-to-unveil-long-delayed-migration-pact/av-55022700
BERNARDINAI, Lithuania: https://www.bernardinai.lt/2017-07-07-iveikiant-baime-katalike-raso-apie-islama/
SME, Slovakia: https://www.sme.sk/aut/3908/karol-wilczynski
VREME, Serbia: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=3912080325492662&set=pcb.3912096708824357
KYRKANS TYDNING, Sweden: https://www.kyrkanstidning.se/nyhet/kyrkors-hjalp-vacker-motstand
The founders of Salam Lab are Anna Wilczynska and Karol Wilczynski.
Anna is a journalist and an expert in Arabic culture. She speaks fluent Arabic. She visited many Muslim-majority countries, wrote reportages from conflict-plunged Syria and other countries in the region. In 2019, she was awarded the title of the Krakow Ambassador of Multiculturalism. She conducts workshops on human rights, migration, multiculturalism and civic activism. She trains police and border guard officers throughout the country on Islam and the countries of origin of migrants and refugees in Poland. She educates about multiculturalism, Islam and migration, and conducts lectures and workshops for teachers, students, lawyers, NGO activists, officials and Krakow corporations. She offers consultations for Polish companies cooperating with investors in the Middle East.
Karol is an educator, peace journalist and communication strategist. He deals with communication strategies of social and fundraising campaigns in cooperation with numerous NGOs and organizations. He provides media and social media training.. He wrote a doctorate on Arabic philosophy and bridges between Greek and Arab cultures in the Middle Ages as part of the Artes Liberales Academy. He graduated from inter-faculty humanities studies with pedagogical specialization at the Jagiellonian University. He lectures at the Department of Comparative Civilization Studies at the Jagiellonian University and teaches ethics and global education at the Primary School Mikołaj Rej in Krakow. He conducts workshops on global education as well as on Islam and migration processes. He is the author of the educational program „Empathy and Diversity” carried out in cooperation with IB Polska and the “Open Krakow” program.