Forum on Faith and Life
Dr. Eboo Patel To Visit Concordia
Tired of religious conflict? Want religious cooperation instead? Come see Eboo Patel.
"Acts of Faith: Interfaith Leadership in a Time of Global Religious Crisis"
9:20 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 30
A leader defines reality. In a world too often convinced of the inevitable clash of civilizations, how do we lead our communities of faith to work with people from different religious and philosophical backgrounds and serve the common good? From Martin Luther King, Jr. to Mahatma Gandhi, Dorothy Day to Abraham Joshua Heschel, the answer was clear: interfaith leadership.
"Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America"
7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 30
Centrum, Knutson Campus Center
“Sacred Ground,” Patel's latest book, illustrates that Americans have been interfaith leaders since George Washington and even though suspicion and animosity toward American Muslims have increased since 9/11, faith can be a bridge of cooperation.
Immediately following lecture, approximately 8:30 p.m.
Atrium, Knutson Campus Center
"Acts of Faith" and “Sacred Ground” will be available for sale at the Cobber Bookstore and in the Atrium after the event.
This event is hosted by the Forum on Faith and Life.
Events are free and open to the public.
Seating in the Centrum is limited -- doors open at 7 p.m.
For more information, call (218) 299-3146.
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About Dr. Eboo Patel
Named by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009, Patel is the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based global interfaith organization for young people. He has a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship. He served on President Obama’s inaugural Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and regularly contributes to the Washington Post, National Public Radio, CNN and also has written for The Chicago Tribune.