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Eboo Patel addresses interfaith cooperation as a social norm

Friday, November 02, 2012 7:05:00 PM

Stritch hosted nationally recognized interfaith scholar and author Dr. Eboo Patel on Nov. 1-2 for a series of talks geared toward students, alumni, faculty, staff and the public. 

Patel’s visit, which expounded upon his work to build interfaith dialogue on college campuses, in business environments, and elsewhere, underscored the many years of effort the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, Stritch’s founders, have put into keeping interfaith dialogue at the forefront in Milwaukee and beyond.

Named by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009, Dr. Patel is the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based organization building the interfaith movement on college campuses.

Patel was also a guest on WUWM's Lake Effect program on Thursday, Nov. 1.

Named by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009, Dr. Patel is the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based organization building the interfaith movement on college campuses.

Author of the book “Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation” and “Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America,” he is also a regular contributor to the Washington Post, USA Today, Huffington Post, NPR and CNN. He served on President Obama’s inaugural Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship.