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Eboo Patel

Named by US News & World Report as one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009, Eboo Patel is the Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a Chicago-based organization building the interfaith movement on college campuses. Author of Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, The Struggle for the Soul of a Generation— which won the Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion, and his latest book, Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America, Eboo is also a regular contributor to the Washington Post, USA Today, Huffington Post, NPR, and CNN. He served on President Obama’s inaugural 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. He was an Ashoka Fellow, part of a select group of social entrepreneurs whose ideas are changing the world, and was recently awarded the Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize, an award given to an individual to enhance awareness of the crucial role of religious dialogue in the pursuit of peace. Today, Eboo lives in Chicago with his wife, Shehnaz Mansuri, and their two sons.

2 Responses to Eboo Patel

  1. james p sullivan says:

    Should we not drop the whole religion thing so when we do come together we have room to allow for common ground without predisposition.
    We all have to leave our current space to occupy new space/understanding. Please comment.
    Thank you,
    Jim Sullivan

  2. This is an inquiry only. What honoraria or fees would you require to address an assembly in Eastern Pennsylvania,
    hosted by Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness possibly cosponsored with several other organizations?