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  • We’re changing – for the better. Here’s our new logo!

    We’re changing – for the better. Here’s our new logo!

    We believe that every organization sometimes has to look at its actions from afar and think about its further ways of development. We’ve done just that, which allowed us to notice that we need an even better professionalization of our work, closer collaboration between the departments and a focus on the quality of our services…


  • “Every family cooks borscht their own way”

    “Every family cooks borscht their own way”

    “At times, someone standing next to me in a shop would start holding their bag tighter. They thought that I would steal from them. Sometimes I asked jokingly, “You know why I won’t steal from you today? Because it’s a Thursday”. On On Ukraine’s Independence Day, we talk to Nadia Ohly about religion, being a…


  • Can a dating app be halal?

    Can a dating app be halal?

    ‘Muslims don’t date, they marry’. Since its founding, the Muzzmatch app has been helping Muslim men and women meet their future spouse on their own terms


  • The power of collaboration in the nonprofit sector working on migration

    The power of collaboration in the nonprofit sector working on migration

    In the ever-evolving landscape of the nonprofit sector, collaboration has become more than just a tool for growth – it’s an indispensable force that propels the organization’s mission forward. Salam Lab co-founder on pooling resources, knowledge and strengths with other organizations


  • We’re in a mood for summer. How are we doing?

    We’re in a mood for summer. How are we doing?

    The end of a month is an excellent opportunity for summaries. This time, in the spirit of our mission, we decided to give a platform to our very special Salam Lab teams. Let’s listen to the team leaders sharing their June accomplishments


  • Beyond Repair? Lebanon’s Collapsing Financial System

    Beyond Repair? Lebanon’s Collapsing Financial System

    Political instability, rampant corruption, record-level inflation, and a staggering rise in the cost of living. Lebanon’s economic crisis has plunged the country into a state of unprecedented turmoil


  • #NewsFromSalamLab: Flourish with Salam Lab this Spring

    #NewsFromSalamLab: Flourish with Salam Lab this Spring

    April, as for April, intertwined: workshops with meetings, pieces of training with conferences. Have a read on how we grew this month!


  • Spring cleaning in Salam Lab

    Spring cleaning in Salam Lab

    Unlike this year’s spring, the beginning of a new chapter doesn’t take forever in Salam Lab. We entered March with truly spring energy, educating about multiculturalism, breaking stereotypes about Islam, and supporting refugees. Find out what’s new in Salam Lab!


  • ‘I dream of canoeing on the Dnieper River’. One year has passed since Russia invaded Ukraine

    ‘I dream of canoeing on the Dnieper River’. One year has passed since Russia invaded Ukraine

    It’s been a year already. Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine is also the anniversary of establishing the ‘Radziwiłłowska 3’ or ‘R3’ Help Point (named after a street name) run by the Salam Lab. During these 365 days, thousands of Ukrainians and refugees of other nationalities passed through this place, all fleeing the brutality of war,…


  • God, should I tell them that I’m a Muslim?

    God, should I tell them that I’m a Muslim?

    ‘I wish that people didn’t have to be scared anymore. I want them to ask questions, even the inappropriate ones . I prefer that Poles ask me from which part of Iraq I am, so that I can answer back and tell them that I’m from Iran and not Iraq. This helps us start a…


  • Self-made. A story of a Jewish woman 

    Self-made. A story of a Jewish woman 

    ‘Blessed are You, Eternal our God, who has not made me a woman.’ With these words Orthodox Jews welcome every morning. Our guest from the Hasidic community shows, that a Jewish woman can make herself


  • A society without immigration is not a living society

    A society without immigration is not a living society

    ‘We never know who the other is, just as we never really know who we are ourselves.’ – says the author of The Guest, Ariane Koch.


  • Does it make sense to celebrate Black History Month in Poland?

    Does it make sense to celebrate Black History Month in Poland?

    “Once, a strange woman at a bus stop put her hand in my hair, I instinctively grabbed her nose. She stopped and asked, surprised, why I had done it. I answered by asking her the same question”. A conversation with Noemi Ndoloka Mbezi.


  • Fairuz. The lebanese voice of hope

    Fairuz. The lebanese voice of hope

    “Lebanese men and women may differ from one another in every way but when it comes to Her, they are always in agreement.” Fairuz – the most famous Lebanese artist and voice of hope


  • Salam Lab reinvented. We wouldn’t have succeeded without you

    Salam Lab reinvented. We wouldn’t have succeeded without you

    2022 changed everything. For many, it was a year full of hardships, forced migration and fear. However, it was also a time of exceptional solidarity, hospitality and kindness after 1989. Let’s not forget it. Let’s let our open hearts and minds accompany us into the next year. This is what we are wishing everyone for…


  • Who was the real Santa Claus?

    Who was the real Santa Claus?

    An old man with a beard, a witch, or a troll? Who was the Santa Claus underneath? What shape does it assume today?


  • Iran: persecution and marginalisation of the Baha’i community

    Iran: persecution and marginalisation of the Baha’i community

    The Iranian government has recently intensified its persecution of the Baha’i’ community in a recurring series of demolition of homes, land grabs, and arrests. Bahaism or the Baha’i faith is the second largest religion in Iran. It is also the largest religious non-Muslim minority in the country. The history of the life of Bahaism’s central…


  • Three Jewish sisters and one Yemeni hit

    Three Jewish sisters and one Yemeni hit

    In the desert, work is in full swing. Three young women are cooking, chopping wood and even shaving a man while singing about great love. Finally, dressed in pink jelabiyas (a loose body covering in Arab countries), they hop on an open-topped jeep and drive through desert