IFYC Weekly Digest June 18th, 2010

1.      Irvine Responds to Heckling Incident, Inside Higher Edhttp://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/06/15/irvine.  Tensions between Jews and Muslims at UC Irvine have been heightened since several pro-Palestinian students interrupted Israeli Ambassador to the US Michael Oren’s speech in February.  Now the university has decided to suspend the Muslim Student Union for one year.  Muslim students protest that they are being punished because of “the acts of the few,” and that the MSU was not involved; meanwhile, the university has evidence to suggest the MSU actively planned and orchestrated the protests.  Both sides are citing freedom of expression and religion as justifications for their position.

2.      What King Had to Say to Millenials, The Huffington Post - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-wilkes/what-dr-king-has-to-say-t_b_612285.html.  This article imagines what King might have to say to the millennial generation.

3.      Haley’s Path to Christianity Leaves Some Evangelicals Uneasy, CNN- http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/06/15/haleys-path-to-christianity-leaves-some-evangelicals-uneasy/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed:+rss/cnn_politicalticker+%28Blog:+Political+Ticker%29&fbid=n3NJq6p-IR7.  This article discusses the continuing controversy surrounding Nikki Haley’s Sikh background. Many evangelicals are raising doubts to whether or not she’s “really” a Christian since she still shows respect to her Sikh heritage.

4.      For American Muslims, Choosing to Wear the Veil Poses Challenges, NYTimeshttp://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/13/fashion/13veil.html.  This beautiful piece tells the story of American Muslim women who have chosen to wear the veil and the challenges and joys that come with that.

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