Cairo, 20 September, 2023 / 6:11 pm (ACI Africa).
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights entity, is calling on authorities in Egypt to initiate reforms in the country’s education sector, including reviewing material that the entity says is insulting to non-Muslims.
In a Tuesday, September 19 report, CSW lauds the Northeastern African nation for taking significant steps towards ensuring that religious freedom in the country is adhered to, and notes that the country could do more, including overhauling its education sector.
The Christian entity expresses satisfaction that for the first time in 70 years, the Jewish community in Cairo was able to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, that was marked from September 15-17.
In the report, CSW’s Founder President Mervyn Thomas says that the entity was “encouraged” at the development, lauding Egypt for taking “positive steps” in improving the situation for Jewish and Christian communities in the country.
He adds that what Egypt, which is predominantly Muslim with a 10 percent Christian population, is doing for the Jewish faithful should be extended to other religious groupings.