manhattanRiverdale, NY – The National Catholic Reporter published an article in this week’s edition about the number of Muslim students increasing at Catholic colleges and universities, including Manhattan College. The reporter spoke with Mehnaz Afridi and Haris Ali ’18, president of our Muslim Student Association.

Attached is a PDF of the article.

“Manhattan College engineering student Haris Ali, 20, is no stranger to the Catholic faith. He has attended Catholic school almost his entire life, so when it came time to choose a college, the Catholic values of Manhattan College weighed heavily in his decision.”

“We’re a Lasallian Catholic college, so one of the things, part of our mission, is to welcome all faiths. Even if you’re not Catholic, you’re a Lasallian, which is very cool,” Afridi said. “It’s a very welcoming aspect in terms of the college itself.”

This article will not appear on the NCR website, as it is premium content for subscribers. That said, you can read the article using this shared link from our electronic edition.  This link can be emailed or shared on social media.

Special thanks to Dr. Mehnaz Afridi and Haris for taking the time to speak with the reporter for this piece.