Faith Unites Jewish, Muslim Students

February 21, 2008

Author: Gregg Krupa

Source: The Detroit News

Even on this famously liberal campus, some University of Michigan students wonder what Muslims wearing head scarves and beards are doing hanging out with some of the Jews wearing yarmulkes. Why are they spending so much time together? Are they supposed to be doing that?

I mean, like, is it even allowed by your religions, the students say they have been asked.

The group of 16 Muslims and Jews says it has been an object of curiosity on campus, as members have met together for months to plan their spring break together, beginning Sunday, to help rebuild New Orleans. But they say that what unites them is the very thing that might appear, to some, to divide them: their faiths.