Between the many distressing stories that are reported on the Baha’i minority in Muslim-majority countries, a few emerge to remind us that our vision for an open, tolerant society where diversity is welcomed and respected can be achieved.

One such story is the recent appointment of a Baha’i citizen to the Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society (BHRWS). BHRWS actively campaigns for women’s rights, worker’s rights and promotes religious freedom in Bahrain.

Baha’is in Bahrain constitute approximately 1% of the population, and although the Faith lacks official recognition, the community enjoys wider freedom compared to other countries.