U.S. schools try to accommodate needs of Muslim students

Aug. 10, 2007
Several universities have encountered opposition after installing footbaths for ritual washing.

As the nation’s Muslim population grows, issues of religious accommodation are becoming more common, and more complicated. Many public school districts are grappling with questions about prayer rooms for Muslim students, halal food in cafeterias and scheduling around important Muslim holidays. more than a dozen universities have footbaths, many installed in new buildings, for Muslim students to wash their feet before prayers.

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