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Eboo Patel

Eboo Patel is founder and executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based international nonprofit that promotes interfaith cooperation. His blog, The Faith Divide, explores what drives faiths apart and what brings them together. He is also author of Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation (Beacon Press, 2007).

Blog Posts by Eboo Patel

Posted by Eboo Patel, Hana Suckstorff 2 years 29 weeks ago
Imagine the terror.You are in a temple, a safe, sacred place, preparing for a morning service. In the kitchen, you are busy cooking food for lunch, while others read scriptures and recite prayers....
Posted by Eboo Patel 3 years 24 weeks ago
Ten years on, I'm remembering the literature I read and the music that kept me going in the days and months after 9/11. I had Rumi and Whitman on my bedside table, reading them back to back,...
Posted by Eboo Patel 3 years 41 weeks ago
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Articles by Eboo Patel

If Jen Bailey is emblematic of her generation in any way, we have a lot to be hopeful about. 

Would his first taste of Islamaphobia come at the age of 5 during show-and-tell. 

We can work with others even while disagreeing on significant issues.

A lot of problems stem from people lacking the courage to follow their moral core.

This may be a field whose time has come.