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The Strength to be Uncool
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel A lot of problems stem from people lacking the courage to follow their moral core. DURING THE WINT ...

Studying Interfaith Leadership
Originally Posted: 05/11/2014 - 10:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel This may be a field whose time has come. CAN YOU GO to school to become an interfaith leader? An i ...

'Nones' and the Common Good
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 1:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel What will happen to U.S. civil society as the pews empty out? THIS IS NOT a column full of hand-wr ...

A Daringly Astute Faith
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel Just like that, the pope had gotten to the heart of Islam, my religion. EARLIER THIS FALL, I had t ...

Mapping Gandhi's Faith Journey
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 9:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel How did a skinny, shy, middle-class Indian come to lead one of history's great liberation struggles? ...

Hot Dogs for Peace
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel I felt the horror of a kid caught in a grade school coolness competition. WHEN I WAS growing up in ...

From Diversity to Pluralism
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel Bridges don't fall from the sky; people build them. THE TERM “DIVERSITY” in professional and ...

The Inaugural Prayer We Didn't Hear
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel Claire Albert An inaugural prayer should connect the particularities of one ...

Storytelling and Social Change
Originally Posted: 01/25/2013 - 12:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel The stories we tell today are simply the next chapter in an overarching narrative of hope, justice, and pluralism. ...

What We Know About Muslims
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 11:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel It's frustrating to be constantly represented by violent thugs and to be asked to explain their actions. ...

The Vocation of Presence
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 11:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel Sometimes I fly through my schedule so fast that I zoom past the craft. A FEW YEARS back, Sojour ...

What Makes for Sacred Ground?
Originally Posted: 06/08/2012 - 1:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel If the forces of pluralism don’t write the next chapter in the American story, the forces of prejudice will. ...

College Students Find Life 'Better Together'
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel Gathering people from different faiths to serve others is one way of living out the command of Jesus to offer comfort to the a ...

A Different Kind of Atheism
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 2:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel Chris Stedman's "faitheism" doesn't hate God, it loves people. There is a mome ...

When Faith is Attacked
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 3:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel It was not the stones thrown by his tormentors that made him suffer most, he said; it was the silence of his friends. ...

The Roots of Terror
Originally Posted: 10/14/2011 - 2:05pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel The Oslo shooter took inspiration from America's own anti-Muslim rightists. On Friday, July 22 ...

Partnering for a New Beginning
Originally Posted: 08/16/2011 - 3:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel The fate of the 21st century will be decided by civic leader-to-civic leader relations in a global context. ...

Beyond Guilt by Association
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 6:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel Mainstream Muslims detest the infection of radicalization far more than do other people. Are Americ ...

Democrary in the Balance
Originally Posted: 11/16/2011 - 4:46pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel The whole idea of democracy is that the setiments of our fellow citizens have power; we put ourselves in each other's han ...

How Tolerance is Built
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel When Pastor Terry Jones threatened to burn Qurans at his church in Florida this fall, he hurt a lot of Muslims I know. He also ...

Better Together
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel When the forces of intolerance rear their ugly heads, the forces of inclusion go into action. When ...

Campuses Take the Lead
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel College campuses have been in the vanguard of most major social movements. In early February of las ...

The Stranger as Neighbor
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel For David Fraccaro, the immigration debate isn't just politics: It's faith. When David Fr ...

Building a Movement
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel Movements don't fall from the sky -- they're built by people. Have you ever been to a col ...

Imagining a New Way
Originally Posted: 04/28/2011 - 10:52am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel 'Instead of driving us apart, our varied beliefs can bring us together.' Some years ago, ...

Beyond Barrier, Bubble, or Bomb
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 1:20pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel My friend April grew up a church girl. She attended Bible camp and Sunday school, sang Christian songs, and went on mission tri ...

Back from Retreat, Ready for Action
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel The Muslim month of fasting, Ramadan, is over. For me, as for other Muslims, it has been challenging, and beautiful. But the pu ...

An Interfaith Movement Against Malaria
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel In the Quran, it is written, “And anyone who saves a life, it shall be as if he saved the lives of all the people.” ...