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Annual Martin Luther King breakfast features Eboo Patel, leader of Interfaith Youth Core

Lisle, Illinois ~ Eboo Patel, Ph.D., whose Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) organization is focused on building the interfaith movement on college campuses nationwide, was the featured speaker at the 20th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast hosted by Benedictine University and College of DuPage on Monday, January 19, 2015. The breakfast was held…

Asia Society to host Eboo Patel, in collaboration with His Highness the Aga Khan Council for the Southwestern United States

In his latest book, Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America, interfaith activist Eboo Patel asks us to share in his vision of a better America—a robustly pluralistic country in which our commonalities are more important than our differences. Patel posits that Americans from George Washington to Martin Luther King, Jr. have been…

Eboo Patel: Dilemma of religious diversity

Excerpt: Just when I was worried that my son was becoming a Catholic, we got invited to a party celebrating Diwali — the festival of lights that signifies victory of good over evil — at our secular Hindu neighbor’s house. Zayd was uncharacteristically quiet for most of it, but when the food arrived, he looked…

Luther College hosting 23rd annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum: Eboo Patel to present keynote address

Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi and peace activist Eboo Patel to present keynote addresses Luther College is hosting the 23rd annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, a conference featuring presentations by Nobel Peace Prize laureates and other national and international leaders. The forum is the Norwegian Nobel Institute’s only such program…

Eboo Patel: Have experiences of failure helped to shape your calling? | What’s Your Calling?

Founder & President, Interfaith Youth Core – Eboo Patel shares an experience of failure from his high school days, explaining how it motivates him to promote interfaith cooperation today. Named by US News & World Report as one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009, Eboo is the Founder & President of Interfaith Youth Core. http://whatsyourcalling.org/campaign/have-experiences-of-failure-helped-to-shape-your-calling

The shared value of religious pluralism — A conversation with Eboo Patel – Part 1

Eboo Patel is the Founder and Executive Director of Interfaith Youth Core, an organisation that promotes mutual respect and pluralism among young people from different religious traditions. The 34-year-old Rhodes scholar also advises United States President Barack Obama, who appointed him a member of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in February…

Live Event with Eboo Patel

TheIsmaili.org, in conjunction with The Institute of Ismaili Studies, will host a live webcast by Eboo Patel, founder and Executive Director of the Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based institution building the global interfaith youth movement. The event will take place on Monday, 14 December 2009 at 15:30 GMT (London time), and will be broadcast at…

One of America’s Best leaders for promoting interfaith cooperation to young people

Eboo Patel: Obama Faith Adviser Preaches Religious Tolerance By Bill George – Posted October 22, 2009 Eboo Patel, founder of a national movement promoting interfaith religious cooperation and one of President Barack Obama’s advisers on faith, is tackling what he considers the “color line” of the 21st century: the faith line. While Patel’s soft-spoken charm…

Obama Speaking to the Whole World – By Eboo Patel

Via Newsweek’s OnFaith blog President Obama is making his long-awaited speech to the Muslim world tomorrow morning in Cairo. Everyone is talking about what message he should send to the Muslim world. But the truth is, it isn’t just citizens of Muslim majority countries that will be tuning in. Obama will be addressing the 930…

Eboo Patel (US) and Salimah Y. Ebrahim (Canada) on World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders 2009 list

230 leaders from business, government, academia, media, non-profit organizations and arts chosen from around the world Geneva, Switzerland, 25 February 2009 – The World Economic Forum has announced the Young Global Leaders (YGL) 2009. The honour, bestowed each year by the Forum, recognizes and acknowledges between 200 and 300 outstanding young leaders from around the…

5 questions with Eboo Patel

U.S. Catholic interviews Eboo Patel Who is your favorite religious hero? I would say first and foremost its the Prophet Mohammad. I would say, because I am a Muslim from the Ismaili tradition and we have an Imam who we believe is the rightful interpreter of the Qu’ran on earth, I would say that the…

Eboo Patel – Member of President Obama’s White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

February 5, 2009 Obama Announces White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Washington (February 5, 2009) – President Barack Obama today signed an executive order establishing the new White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships will work on behalf of Americans committed to improving…

Dr. Eboo Patel, Friday Nov. 14, 10:30 am

WUU and the Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Society (our campus ministry student group at William and Mary) are co-sponsoring this event with the Wesley Foundation. Margaret M. Sequeira, Director, Lifespan Faith Development. You are invited to meet Dr. Eboo Patel, founder of the Interfaith Youth Core, on Friday, Nov.14, 10:30-11:45 a.m. at the Wesley Foundation, 526…

Aga Khan Foundation luncheon, walk focus on pluralism

Dr. Eboo Patel, founder and executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core, touted the virtues of pluralism at a recent luncheon held by the Aga Khan Foundation USA. “Pluralism is in every culture,” said the Oxford University graduate. “Conflicts are inevitable but not inherent.” To overcome these conflicts, he added, “frameworks need building, and cooperation…

Education for a Better World – Eboo Patel talks about International Baccalaureate

From Newsweek’s On Faith blog: The IB combines high academic standards with a powerful humanist purpose. Its mission statement speaks of developing “inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.” As the Aga Khan noted in his Peterson Lecture to the IB…