Members of the Khartoum state parliament have blocked the Minister of Education’s order to open Christian schools in Sudan’s capital on Sundays.
On July 26, the Ministry of General Education of Khartoum State issued a letter ordering all Christian schools in Khartoum to stop regarding Sunday as a day off.
“In order not to affect the educational process and the ongoing plan, we ask you not to observe Sunday holiday,” the ministry’s Awadia El-Sheikh Saleh Omer stated in the letter.
The decision has been viewed by Christians in Sudan and around the world as another means of harassment and discrimination against the minority group.
“The government’s decision to abolish Sundays for Christian schools is discrimination against Christians in Sudan,” said a Sudanese church leader.