Tag: muslim


Students and staff rally for Muslim political empowerment

On the afternoon of Feb. 1, a small group of Macalester students and staff drove 20 minutes south of campus to attend “Dignity in Our Democracy: A Solidarity Rally and Phonebank” in Bloomington. The event was organized as a response to recent Islamophobic rhetoric from state GOP legislators. On Tuesday Jan. 30, Congressional District 4…


Trump time and American Muslims

At first blush, President Donald Trump is correct to identify the safety of the American Republic and its citizens as a top concern for him and his administration. On this, there is no daylight between him and his predecessor, as well as the vast majority of the American people. But on the heels of such…


Bon Appétit adds halal options following student, CRSL advocacy

This semester, Café Mac’s East and South meal stations began serving halal meat, mostly chicken, on Mondays and Thursdays. The new additions are the product of lobbying efforts by the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life (CRSL). Chaplain Kelly Stone called for the accommodation based on the the feedback of Muslim students who keep to…