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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 1 year 37 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 2 years 32 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 2 years 48 weeks ago
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Articles by Eboo Patel

This may be a field whose time has come.

What will happen to U.S. civil society as the pews empty out?

Just like that, the pope had gotten to the heart of Islam, my religion.

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

I felt the horror of a kid caught in a grade school coolness competition.