Our Identity

Bahrain Interfaith Center is a non-profit team of voluntary open minded, moderate Bahrainis attempting to protect religious rights, prevent religious and social discrimination and sectarianism, encourage interfaith dialogue, denounce sectarian violence and support peace initiatives. Bahrain Interfaith Center is currently headed by Sheikh Maytham Al Salman.

Our Vision

We believe that achieving internal and external peace is an agreed upon goal in the majority of all religions and faiths.Thus, it is the role of religious leaders to promote understanding among people of all faiths, and to strongly prohibit all forms of violence and aggression against all people regardless of their faith or race.If religious leaders promote this vision, religious and cultural fears and hatreds will be replaced with understanding and respect.

Our Mission

Bahrain Interfaith Center was created in 2012 with the mission of cultivating harmony among religious groups and sects in Bahrain. We are dedicated to protecting the religious and social rights of people in Bahrain. We will attempt to prevent discrimination, to uphold religious freedom, to investigate cultural and religious rights violations and pressure the government to end sectarian and religious abusive practices and respect international human rights law.To accomplish this, we invite individuals and communities who respect religious and faith pluralism to join our mission in promoting tolerance, confronting sectarianism and religious discrimination and encouraging interfaith dialogue.

We Support

Our Approach

Bahrain Interfaith Center seeks to promote inter-religious harmony, rather than unity.The problem with seeking unity among religions and sects is the risk of loss of the unique and precious character of each individual religious and spiritual tradition; this understanding is key to our framework.

Inter-religious harmony, on the other hand, is an attainable and highly desirable goal. Such an approach respects, and is enriched by, the particularities of each tradition.

Moreover, within each tradition are the resources (philosophical, theological and spiritual teachings and perspectives) that enable each to enter into respectful, appreciative and cooperative relationships with persons and communities of other traditions.

We Oppose

We may have different religions, different languages and different coloured skin, but we all belong to one human race”

Kofi Annan