Progress marches ever onward… with the occasional hiccup:
Duke University is backing away from a proposal earlier this week to allow a weekly call to prayer for Muslim students at the Duke Chapel bell tower. The proposal would have involved, according to WRAL, members of the Duke Muslim Student Association chanting the adhan every Friday at 1 pm for about three minutes.
From a Duke Univ. PR page:
“Duke remains committed to fostering an inclusive, tolerant and welcoming campus for all of its students,” said Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations. “However, it was clear that what was conceived as an effort to unify was not having the intended effect.”