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Sudanese pastor calls to introduce Christian courses in Sudanese schools


Raja Nicola , Sovereign Council member, received by Father Nathaly Esward at his church in Sinja on 26 May 2020 (ST photo)
May 25, 2020 (KHARTOUM) – A pastor in Sinja town of Sennar State Tuesday called to introduce Christian courses in the Sudanese schools.

Raja Nicola, a Coptic member of Sudan’s transitional collective presidency paid a visit on Tuesday to the this Catholic Church in Sinja, at 360 kilometres southeast of the capital, Khartoum.

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Nicola was received by Pastor Nathaly Edward who briefed here about the activities of his church and its role in addressing the concerns and issues of the region, according to a statement released by the Sovereign Council.

Also, Father Edward “pointed out that Christian education is not included in the school curriculum”.

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The regular state schools in Sudan offer Islamic courses at schools, like most of the Muslim-majority countries.

However, there are no Catechism lessons for the Catholics or religious courses for the other Christian groups in public schools.

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After 30 years of religious oppression par the al-Bashir regime, non-Muslim Sudanese demand equal treatment with their fellow citizens in the country.

The transitional government has granted freedom of worship in Sudan and declared Christmas a public holiday.

(ST)

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