Muslim Students In Catholic Colleges

September 5, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

Richard Pérez-Peña reported on a fascinating new phenomenon: the rise of Muslims attending Catholic Colleges:

  • Some of the Muslim students say they enrolled because they felt more comfortable in an environment that encourages piety and faith, even if it is not their own – as opposed to secular institutions that might ignore or suppress it.
  • Others go there because of a more conservative lifestyle that might include single-sex dorms.
  • The colleges, for their part, make an effort to accommodate the students’ needs. These include specially designed prayer rooms and supplying halal meat for special events.

Read more including some of the challenges that the students face over here.

Source: The New York Times

Via: Marginal Revolution