Monday, November 23, 2009

Norwegian Univeristy Debates Use of Gym For Muslim Prayers

At Norway's University of Oslo, Muslim students are encountering resistance to their request to use a university gymnasium for a half hour each Friday for prayer services. Europe News reported last week that the deans of Law and Theology want a debate on how to accommodate religious needs of students while protecting the University's common, secular space. Muslim students currently have a prayer room at the University, but it is too small to accommodate the 40 to 80 students who attend on Fridays.