How Colleges are Addressing the Needs of Muslim Students

Tweet Christian based religions (notably Catholicism and Protestantism) still account for 73 percent of Americans’ religious identities. However, Islam has quickly grown to become the largest non-Christian religious identity in the U.S. and the third largest religion, representing an estimated one percent of the population. In 2010, 2.6 million Americans identified as Muslim and projected to rise to 6.2 million (1.7% of the population) by 2030. The growing religious diversity has seeped onto college campuses and while diversity initiatives often grab the attention of institutions, campus leaders are still unsure how to discuss or handle religious diversity. Islamophobia &...

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