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

February 27, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Converse Hall, Cole Assembly Room

Join us for a presentation by Eboo Patel, explaining why diversity and pluralism are more important now than ever before.

Patel founded Interfaith Youth Core 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 diverse social landscape. For over 15 years he has worked with governments, social sector organizations, and college and university campuses to help make interfaith cooperation a social norm. Named by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009, Patel served on President Obama’s Inaugural Faith Council and is the author of Acts of Faith, Sacred Ground and Interfaith Leadership. He holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes Scholarship.

Eboo Patel lives in Chicago with his wife, Shehnaz, and two sons. When he’s not teaching his kids about interfaith cooperation, you’ll find him feeding his coffee addiction and rooting for Notre Dame.

Contact Info

Davis Bannister
(413) 542-5728
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