Eboo Patel - Building a Diverse Democracy: Interfaith Engagement in Times of Crisis

Tuesday, February  27, 7pm, Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall

Eboo Patel, founder and president of the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), will discuss the complex landscape of religious diversity and the power of interfaith cooperation in the 21st century.


Eboo founded IFYC on the idea that religion should be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. He is inspired to build this bridge by his identity as an American Muslim navigating a highly religiously and secularly diverse landscape. Patel is the author of the books Acts of Faith, Sacred Ground, and Interfaith Leadership. He is a frequent guest speaker on college campuses, a regular contributor to the public conversation around religion in America and served on President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Faith Council. Eboo holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship.


This event is free and open to the public.


Sponsored by Religious & Spiritual Life, Religion Department, Office of Student Affairs and the President’s Office.