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Religious freedom in Bahrain hailed

Posted on: January 9, 2014 2:26 PM
Anglicans have a good relationships in Bahrain including with Muslims who surprised Dean Chris Butt with a gift of poinsettias on Christmas day as “symbol of respect and friendship” for this special Christian festival.
Photo Credit: St Christopher’s Cathedral
Related Categories: Bahrain, Middle East

[Bahrain News Agency] Religious freedom in Bahrain was the focus of a key meeting held at the National Anglican Church in Manama. Members of Bahrain Society for Tolerance and Religious Co-existence and representatives of religions in Bahrain met a delegation representing the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).

Bahrain Society for Tolerance and Religious Co-existence Chairman Yusuf Bouzaboun stressed the vocation of the association, which was set up under the reform project led by His Majesty the King, underlining religious tolerance in Bahrain.

"The land plot on which the National Anglican Church was constructed was donated by late Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al-Khalifa", he said, stressing deep-rooted religious tolerance in Bahrain. He stressed the State's responsibility in protecting worship venues, describing Bahrain as a model in respecting religions and sects.

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