Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders gathered in Los Angeles at the Museum of Tolerance Wednesday to discuss progress on religious freedom in the Arab world. They also called for more religious tolerance in the world and in the U.S. The gathering included a morning news conference and also an evening ceremony at which the leaders will release publicly for the first time a document known as the “Bahrain

Declaration for Religious Tolerance.” King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the king of Bahrain wrote the document. According to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a global human rights organization co-sponsoring the event, the declaration is the first of its kind written by an Arab Head of State. It “calls for people of all faiths to show respect for, and protection of, the rights of everyone to practice their religious affiliations in dignity and peace,” the Simon Wiesenthal Center shared on Facebook. READ MORE