Kendall Lecture Series
The Kendall Lecture Series was established to honor the liberal arts
tradition of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi.
The series was created in 2007 through a generous endowed gift by Nancy and Leon Kendall. Its purpose is to bring recognized experts from around the world to Stritch to discuss relevant topics of interest that broaden horizons and encourage meaningful discussion among students and the broader Milwaukee community.
Stritch University’s Kendall Lecture Series will host nationally recognized
interfaith scholar and author Dr. Eboo Patel on Nov. 1-2.
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
by a Thread: The Urgency for Interfaith Cooperation”
Keynote and Q&A session, followed by dessert reception and book signing:
Sister Camille Kliebhan Conference Center
Open to the public; RSVP required: Click here to register by Oct. 26, or
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world is torn by conflicts spawned by fear of differences that are not easily
understood. The urgency has never been greater for an examination of how faith
can be used as a tool for transformation and peace. Join Dr. Patel as he
discusses how individuals, businesses, institutions, and faith communities can
embrace those from different religious and philosophical backgrounds to mend
the faith divide and create a more open and tolerant future.
unable to attend the evening keynote, Patel will also speak the following
morning as part of the Forums on Faith and Work series sponsored by Stritch’s
Saint Clare Center for Catholic Life:
Forums on Faith and Work series sponsored by Stritch’s Saint Clare Center
for Catholic Life
“Acts of Faith in
Business and Professional Environments”
Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 N. Broadway (Ballroom, 4th floor)
Business and faith
leaders are encouraged to attend this session; cost: $25.
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today’s world marred by religious conflicts, violence and unrest, the urgency
has never been greater for an examination of how faith can be used as a tool
for transformation and peace not only globally and locally, but also in the
workplace. Dr. Patel will help illuminate how a commitment to interfaith
sensitivity, dialogue and mutual respect can offer all workplaces the chance to
be “sacred ground” for building religious and cultural understanding and
If you value religious liberty and are concerned about the divisive
influence of religious misconceptions and intolerance, this presentation will
renew your hope and provide thoughtful ideas for developing greater
understanding and respect for religious and cultural differences that can lead
to a lasting peace in our community and world.