Turkey is a country of 76 million, where 99.9 percent of the population is Muslim, and Christians are a small, often beleaguered minority. But, in a rare move, Turkey’s Ministry of Education has asked Behnan Konutgan, director for International Needs Network, to lead a group to create a Christian curriculum for the religion class in the public schools.
This appears to be in line with Turkey’s aim to join the European Union, Konutgan suggested. “They will have an elective course for the schools for 5, 6, 10, and 11 grades. They promised to print it. This is the first in the history of Turkey. This is wonderful!” According to the report, Christian students in the past were required to take Islamic education classes.
Now any Christian student in a public school will be able to request the alternate religion class. However, Konutgan expressed concern that the project might encounter opposition from people in the Ministry of Education.
Source:International Needs Network; Mission Network News
BIBLE STUDY: Deuteronomy 7:9-11
PRAISE: God that this is being considered. Pray that there would be no opposition in the Ministry of Education. Pray that Christ may be known in Turkey