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).

Articles By This Author

Christian Nation vs. Secular Country?

by Eboo Patel 05-06-2015

"The old hatreds shall someday pass; the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve." 

Is the Language of Business Enough?

by Eboo Patel 03-09-2015

If we are closed to faith language, we may find ourselves burned up and frozen out. 

People Get Ready

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

On Being A Muslim Parent

by Eboo Patel 11-06-2014

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

A Theology of Interfaith Cooperation

by Eboo Patel 08-05-2014

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

The Strength to be Uncool

by Eboo Patel 06-04-2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman as Lester Bangs, left, giving advice to a young writer in the film "Almost Famous." / Columbia Pictures

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

Studying Interfaith Leadership

by Eboo Patel 04-03-2014

This may be a field whose time has come.

'Nones' and the Common Good

by Eboo Patel 02-04-2014

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

A Daringly Astute Faith

by Eboo Patel 12-11-2013

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

Mapping Gandhi's Faith Journey

by Eboo Patel 10-02-2013

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

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