(Al-Shorfa) Egyptian secondary school students are, for the first time ever, studying a civics curriculum this year that includes holy verses from both the Qur’an and the Bible advocating freedom, justice and equality among all citizens.
The Ministry of Education announced last month that the new secondary school curriculum now includes a lesson on human rights in the Abrahamic faiths. A chapter in this curriculum speaks about the principles of human rights, citing verses from the Qur’an and the Bible.
The curriculum for the third year of secondary school incudes Bible verses that touch on the principles of human rights in Christianity, such as equality between the rich and the poor: “Do not exploit the poor because they are poor, and do not crush the needy in court.”
It also includes Bible verses on freedom of choice and self-determination.