Religious diversity is the norm in American life, and that diversity is only increasing, says Eboo Patel. Kelly is wondering how a spiritual orientation changes a person in this conversation with scholar Eboo Patel. Eboo Patel learns firsthand what it’s like to lose your identity, lose faith in your government, and find out the negativity that can encompass a person’s very core. Glanzer, P. L., & Ream, T. C. (2009). University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, He is on the Religious Advisory Committee of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Committee of the, University of Illinois Outstanding Asian-American Alumni Award, 2010, Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum, 2010, Stanford University Muslim American Contribution Award, 2009, Named a “Future Policy Leader” by Harvard Kennedy School Review, 2008, This page was last edited on 12 December 2020, at 01:13. [1][2] He is an American Ismaili of Gujarati Indian heritage and founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core,[3] a Chicago-based international nonprofit that aims to promote interfaith cooperation.[4]. He is a respected leader on national issues of religious diversity, civic engagement, and the intersection of racial equity and interfaith cooperation. The event will be preceded by … Eboo Patel is an interfaith leader who worked as a member of President Barack Obama’s inaugural Advisory Council on Faith-based Neighborhood Partnerships. Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, giving a lecture at Roanoke College in February 2013. Named by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009, Eboo served on President Obama’s Inaugural Faith Council and is the author of Acts of Faith, Sacred Ground, Interfaith Leadership: A Primer, and Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Promise. In this thought-provoking book, Patel draws on his personal experience as a Muslim in America to examine the importance of religious diversity in the nation’s cultural, political, and economic life. He is the author of four books and dozens of articles, has spoken on more than 150 campuses, and served on … From American Public Media, this is Speaking of Faith, public radio’s conversation about religion, meaning, ethics, and ideas. Eboo Patel: The Faith Line--Religion, Conflict, and Cooperation in the 21st Century. CANCELED due to weather in Chicago. [5]:61–69 As an activist, Patel felt that diversity, service, and faith were important parts of civic life but found no community organization that touched on all three, specifically one that worked with young people. In his off time, you’ll find Eboo in Chicago with his wife, Shehnaz, and their two sons. Catch up with him on Twitter and Facebook, and keep exploring to learn more about Eboo and IFYC. February 28, 2017. As founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a national nonprofit organization working towards an America where people of different faiths, world views, and traditions can bridge differences and find common values to build a shared life together, Eboo Patel is committed to the idea that religion should be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. About the Author (s)/Editor (s)/Translator (s): Eboo Patel is the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core and the author of Acts of Faith and Sacred Ground. Eboo Patel. Eboo Patel, IFYC Founder & President, provides answers to this important question in this inspiring and thought-provoking book. Eboo Patel is currently working on a new book that will be published in August 2012. Written By Katie Davies . He is inspired to build this bridge by his identity as an American Muslim navigating a religiously diverse social landscape. Author of the award-winning book Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation, Eboo is also a regular contributor to the Washington Post, National Public Radio and CNN. Eboo Patel is the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core and the author of Acts of Faith. At the Aspen Ideas Festival last week, we discussed this challenge and opportunity in two panels featuring Madeleine Albright, E.J. Eboo Patel is founder and executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based international nonprofit that promotes interfaith cooperation. Aired: 04/12/07 Rating: NR Patel grew up in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, where he attended Glenbard South High School. Eboo Patel is the Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) and has worked for over 15 years to make interfaith cooperation the norm.. Patel and IFYC partnered with White House officials in developing President Obama’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, which invited schools across the nation to make interfaith cooperation a campus priority and launched in 2011. Failing to educate the next generation of citizens on the role of religion in our democracy is like failing to teach doctors how the circulatory system works. After … In this installment of the This American Moment series, Eboo Patel, director of the Interfaith Youth Core, discusses his efforts to promote religious pluralism among young people. Chronicle of Higher Education. As Eboo Patel states on the Interfaith Youth Core website, the core belief is that religion is a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. Drawing on his personal experience as a Muslim in America, Eboo examines broader questions about the importance of religious diversity … 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. Eboo Patel, president of Interfaith Youth Core, founded the non-profit organization on the idea that religion should be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier or division. Patel grew up in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, where he attended Glenbard South High School. Eboo Patel is the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, a non-profit organization that promotes interfaith leadership on colleg campuses. Dr. Eboo Patel is the Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a non-profit organization working to make interfaith cooperation a social norm in America. Eboo Patel was a member of President Barack Obama's inaugural Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships. 2020 Holiday Coverage. The methodology of the IFYC takes it’s cues from Eboo Patel’s days as a sociology student at Oxford. Dec 21. He is the author of four books and dozens of articles, has spoken on more than 150 campuses, and served on President Obama’s Inaugural Faith Council. Eboo explores the position of the traitor-alien in diversity work and asks the question of how you build a community that is strong enough to deal with inevitable deep disagreement. Wolfe, A. He is an American Ismaili of Gujarati Indian heritage and founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based international … Eboo Patel, one of the nation’s leading scholars in religion and interfaith studies, will speak at a President’s Associates dinner at the University of Oklahoma on Monday, Sept. 9. Eboo Patel is a leading voice in the movement for interfaith cooperation and the Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a national nonprofit working to make interfaith cooperation a social norm. It is Eboo Patel's job, as a member of the president's Faith Advisory Council, to promote understanding between Muslims and people of other religions. [5]:74 In response, he developed the idea for the Interfaith Youth Core,[7] formulated through his relationship with Brother Wayne Teasdale and blessed by the Dalai Lama, that would bring young people of different faiths together around service and dialogue. Eboo Patel is the founder and Executive Director of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a Chicago-based institution building the global interfaith youth movement. He recounts his sensitivity about his religious background and ties: During religious holidays, I would look at the sea of brown people. “Eboo Patel is an exciting new voice of a new America: diverse but not divisive, hopeful but not utopian. Top Stories. Eboo Patel is the Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a non-profit organization that is working to make interfaith cooperation a social norm in America. Patel and Tippett approach questions of religion and spirituality through different lenses. Watch as Eboo Patel talks about the power of interfaith and how there's room for all of us and what we believe in. Patel also believes that students are leaders, so he launched a movement that has reshaped the nature of interfaith activity in the United States. Eboo Patel is founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, a nonprofit group that works with colleges on issues of religious diversity. In this inspiring and thought-provoking book, Patel draws on his personal experience as a Muslim in America to examine broader questions about the importance of religious diversity in the cultural, political, and … Eboo reviews findings from the latest IDEALS report, focusing on the role institutions of higher learning play in reducing race-based discrimination. . [8] Today the organization employs approximately 30 people and has a $4-million operating budget.[8]. Patel also believes that students are leaders, so he launched a movement that has reshaped the nature of interfaith activity in the United States. He is inspired to build this bridge by his identity as an American Muslim navigating a religiously diverse social landscape. Patel sees hope - and offers solutions - for the country to work through difference and emerge stronger because of it, not in spite of it. Will be rescheduled. Eboo Patel will talk with Tribune religion reporter Manya Brachear at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Tribune Tower, 435 N. Michigan Ave.; $15. Growing up as an Ismaili Muslim (of the Shia branch of Islam) in the US, Patel often reluctantly participated in the religious rituals of his parents’ faith. One book I intend to use is Eboo Patel’s memoir entitled, Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation (Boston: Beacon Press, 2007). Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Promise, Here’s How Biden Can Keep the Faith, and Spread it, To Curb Hate Crimes, Colleges Must Step Up, The Role of Religion in American Polarization, Interfaith Youth Core's Eboo Patel at Ideas Day, How students are building bridges between faiths. ... Obscuring politics and religion. He holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship. Dr. Eboo Patel is the Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a non-profit organization working to make interfaith cooperation a social norm in America. “Eboo Patel is an exciting new voice of a new America: diverse but not divisive, hopeful but not utopian. Patel, Eboo; Meyer, Cassie – Journal of College and Character, 2011. He was a member of President Obama‚Äôs inaugural faith council, is a regular contributor to the Washington Post, Huffington Post, CNN, and public radio, and speaks frequently about interfaith cooperation on college campuses. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Somehow, the religious people I admired overcame the human desire to hurt others. Eboo Patel, former faith adviser to Barack Obama, provides answers to this timely question. Drawing on legendary philosophies and rarely told stories of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., Interfaith Youth Core founder Eboo Patel gives a deeper meaning to the word ‘religion,’ conjuring powerful ideas of hope and togetherness rather than fear and division. [5]:74, While a student at Oxford, Patel ran numerous interfaith youth projects in India, Sri Lanka, and South Africa. As he grew older, Patel struggled to “fit in as a brown kid in a white world” (p. 23). Eboo Patel, Chicago, IL. Secretary Albright stressed that the world is watching the United States: interreligious strife at home damages our image abroad. Goodstein, Laurie. Eboo Patel is a leading voice in the movement for interfaith cooperation and the Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a national nonprofit working to make interfaith cooperation a social norm. ... Dr. Patel served on President Obama’s Inaugural Faith Council and holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship. After graduating from college, he taught at an alternative education program for high school dropouts in Chicago and, inspired partly by Dorothy Day’s Catholic Worker movement, founded a cooperative living community for activists and artists in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Eboo addresses the 2019 ILI sharing the hope he feels from seeing so many young leaders and educators ready to make interfaith cooperation a norm on their campuses. Eboo Patel's optimism for the United States is refreshing and needed. When public discourse around religious diversity is so fraught, how might faculty teach about religion in a way that encourages civic engagement and participation in a diverse society in college students? He is the founder of the nonprofit organization Interfaith Youth Core, which works specifically with young people to promote interfaith cooperation and understanding. WHAT: Eboo Patel is the Founder and Executive Director of the Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based international organization that brings young people from different faith communities together to build understanding and cooperation. Eboo shares his vision for America as a potluck nation – one where all are welcome to the table and diverse contributions are celebrated. Goldie speaks to Eboo about IFYC’s commitment to offer interfaith leadership training to students studying online as well as in residential higher education. Accessed at The case for interfaith America with Eboo Patel On Feb. 3, 1943, the U.S.A.T. Religion for Patel is the way to do that - creating interfaith engagements that lead to lasting relationships will transform the country. Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault sits down with founder and president Eboo Patel to examine how interfaith dialogue can be used to bridge racial divisions. Eboo Patel How Change Happens 2. Race & Religion. Eboo Patel He is the author of the books Acts of Faith, Sacred Ground, Interfaith Leadership and Out of Many Faiths . Chicago Tribune | Nov 25, 2020 at 5:47 PM . Patel founded the non-profit organization Interfaith Youth Core on the idea that religion should be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier. Dec 21. He is inspired to build this bridge … Christianity and Moral Identity in Higher Education. Eboo opened the panel, a partnership between The Aspen Institute and IFYC, moderated by NPR’s Tom Gjelten. He has a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship. PRRI’s Robbie Jones, John Inazu, professor of law and religion at Washington University, and Laurie Patton, President of Middlebury College helped Eboo mark the launch of his new book. Eboo Patel is the founder and executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core, an international nonprofit that is building an interfaith youth movement. mouthing Arabic prayers with their eyes closed and … He is the author of Acts of Faith, Sacred Ground, Interfaith Leadership and … Written By Katie Davies . Eboo founded Interfaith Youth Core on the idea that religion should be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. Today, “Religious Passion, Pluralism, and the Young.” Eboo Patel was born in 1975 to a Muslim family of Indian heritage in a Chicago suburb. As Eboo Patel states on the Interfaith Youth Core website, the core belief is that religion is a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. By Eboo Patel. The two leaders also reflect on the findings of a recent PRRI survey on the coronavirus and … President-elect Joe Biden delivers a Thanksgiving address at the Queen Theatre on Nov. 25, 2020, in Wilmington, Delaware. Are We Losing Our Religion? Eboo Patel promotes potluck, not melting pot, pluralism March 9, 2020 Speaking in Perkins Chapel at SMU, Eboo Patel emphasized the civic framework that ensures religious liberty in the United States had its roots in the deeply held religious convictions of some early European settlers who stood up for the rights of neighbors with different beliefs. In the book, Patel notes that he became interested in religious diversity in college, where he noticed that conversations on multiculturalism and multiple identities did not involve religious identity. RNS reporters on the big stories they expect to cover in 2021. Kelly's mom spends part of every day in a Catholic Church, as did her father his entire life. Dorchester, carrying 902 service men, merchant seamen, and civilian workers, sunk in the cold Atlantic Ocean. Dr. Ebrahim “Eboo” Patel is leading the movement to engage young people of various religious identities in the United States in interfaith community service. 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. Aired: 04/12/07 Rating: NR He is the author of Acts of Faith — which won the Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion — Sacred Ground and Interfaith Leadership. I am preparing for a new course on religious autobiography next semester. He was a member of President Obama's inaugural faith council, is a regular contributor to the Washington Post , Huffington Post , CNN, and public radio, and speaks frequently about interfaith cooperation on … What his peers thought about him barrier of division is wondering how a spiritual changes! 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