Tunisia (MNN) — political reform sweeps Tunisia. Last month, President Kais Saied organized a committee to rewrite the constitution of Tunisia. You should complete a draft until June 30th.
The Tunisian people will vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to accept the bill on July 25, and elections will be held in December. MENA Leadership Center‘s Fadi Shariha says it’s all part of the plan to change the status quo and remove corruption from the Tunisian government.
“I think that [Saied] has done a great job of shutting down fanatical Islamist movements in Tunisia; He stopped them and treated these fanatical Islamic parties in a good and wise way,” says Shariha.
Tunisia’s judges will stop working in courts in this week and hold a sit-in to protest Saied’s purge of their ranks. Last week, Tunisia’s president dismissed 57 judges over allegations of corruption and protecting terrorists. a move the United States criticized.
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Tunisia is one of a few places in the Middle East/North Africa region where Christians find a small degree of security. Although Tunisia is a Muslim-majority country, “they use civil law, which is amazing; They are not subject to Islamic or Sharia law,” says Shariha.
“This is a beautiful country for our brothers and sisters of Muslim background. In terms of freedom of religion, Tunisia is one of the best countries in North Africa.”
Tunisian Christians turn to the MENA Leadership Center for training and a support network. More about the MENA Leadership Center here.
“We see leaders from different generations and have succession planning for these leaders,” says Shariha.
“We just love having them on board; [Tunisian Christians] offer a great perspective on ministry and a good perspective on how to approach life.”
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