The Grand Imam of Egypt’s Al-Azhar Ahmed El-Tayyeb and HH Pope Tawadros II, head of Egypt’s Orthodox Church, stressed the importance of reviving values and ethics as an imminent necessity to maintain national unity and preserve the community’s social fabric.
On Tuesday, Egypt’s religious leadership attended the opening session of the “ethics and values initiative,” which comes in light of consecutive calls by Egypt’ s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to purge extremist ideas from religious discourse.
HH Pope Tawadros demanded that educational faculties be given more attention, as they are entitled with upbringing the nation’s youth since childhood. He called on the respective figures among Egyptian society, starting from the families’ mothers and fathers, to carry this out.
His holiness highlighted the role of the family as the cornerstone of society, expressing hope that the initiative would provide a practical vision to revive morals and principles within Egypt.
The pope suggested that entrance to educational faculties should not be limited to the Egyptian schools’ score system and that people be allowed to join by personal preference, calling on faculties to expand their role.