Loyola U.-Chicago has a Muslim problem

Very big complaint that Muslims do not get equal time with Catholicism:

Muslim students at Loyola University in Chicago say the Catholic institution’s celebration of Christmas highlights an unfortunate indifference to holidays like Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

A recent column in the Loyola Phoenix by writer Sajedah Al-khzaleh, “Religious Holidays Aren’t Represented Equally on Campus,” bemoans her school’s focus on Catholic traditions while those of other faiths are downplayed, adding that the private Jesuit university founded in 1870 should do more to make international students feel comfortable.

“Although Loyola fosters a space for non-Christian religions to practice their faith — such as in the Damen Student Center’s second floor of Ministry Offices for Muslim, Hindu and Jewish students — there is a lack of public festivity compared to Christmas, such as decorations and activities of other religions’ holidays the entire student body could be part of,” the author wrote.

I am taking bets that the university will crumble at this request/demand.

Decking halls with boughs of palm trees cannot be far away.

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  • Margaret  On 12/18/2017 at 7:22 AM

    They will cave. Haven’t been Catholic in decades. Ditto Notre Dame, Georgetown etc.


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