Last April, 2012: Great Memories

April, 2012

April 2-30 “Fill a Truck” Food Drive For Amherst Survival Center Resumes!
Is there a ‘Team Peanut Butter’ ready to make a little friendly competition with a ‘Team Canned Chicken’ this April? Our goal: 6,318 lbs. donated by April 30.

Everyone is invited to contribute. Donations can be made during normal business hours or as posted by site staff. As of 4/3 drop-off sites include: Admissions Office, Alumni Gymnasium, Arms Music Center, Cadigan Center for Religious Life, Chapin Hall, College Hall, Converse Hall, Cooper House, Frost Library, Keefe Campus Center, Merrill, Pontypool, Seeley Mudd, Service Buildings, Smith House, and Valentine Dining Commons. Other sites are sure to be added. 

The top ten items: peanut butter; tuna; soup; canned tomatoes/sauce; side dishes; boxed pasta (not spaghetti); baking items; cereal; canned chicken, beef stew, beef ravioli; canned beans.

April 3
Eboo Patel
“Acts of Faith:  Interfaith Leadership in a Time of Global Religious Crisis.”

audio Hear audio of the talk.

Eboo Patel was named by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009, Patel is the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a Chicago-based institution building the global interfaith youth movement. Author of the award-winning book Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation, Patel is also a regular contributor to The Washington Post, National Public Radio and CNN. He served on President Obama’s Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes Scholarship.

In addition, Patel serves on the Religious Advisory Committee of the Council on Foreign Relations, the board of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the National Committee of the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. He has spoken at the TED Conference, the Clinton Global Initiative, the Nobel Peace Prize Forum and universities around the world and has written for the Chicago Tribune, The Review of Faith & International Affairs and the Sunday Times of India. Patel is a Young Global Leader in the World Economic Forum and an Ashoka Fellow, part of a select group of social entrepreneurs whose ideas are changing the world. He was named by Islamica Magazine as one of 10 young Muslim visionaries shaping Islam in America; was chosen by The Harvard Kennedy School Review as one of five future policy leaders to watch; and, along with IFYC, was honored with the Roosevelt Institute’s Freedom of Worship Medal in 2009.

(Sponsored by Campus Challenge, Schwemm Fund, Willis Wood Fund, Religion Department, Center for Community Engagement and Office of Religious Life)