Chancellor's Lecture and Event Series

Chancellor's Lecture: "On Religious Particularity and American Pluralism: Jews and Muslims Building Community and Country"

Eboo Patel

Eboo Patel, Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core

Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 4PM
Room Change: Illinois Room, SCE
750 South Halsted Street
Reception to Follow
Please RSVP to chancellor@uic.edu

Co-sponsors: Jewish-Muslim initiative and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Photo by: Nubar Alexanian

An American Muslim of Gujarati Indian heritage, Eboo Patel is the founder and president of the Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based international nonprofit that aims to promote interfaith cooperation. The author of Building the Interfaith Youth Movement: Beyond Dialogue to Action, Dr. Patel holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University. His blog at the Washington Post, "The Faith Divide," explores what drives faiths apart and what brings them together. He is a member of President Barack Obama's inaugural Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships, and the recipient of the 2010 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion.

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