2007 McMurrin Lecture on Religion and Culture with Eboo Patel
"The Faith Line: The Role of Young People in the 21st Century"
October 22, 2007
The 21st Century will be the century of the faith line – a line that does not divide Muslims and Christians or Hindus and Jews, but religious pluralists and religious totalitarians. Eboo Patel, author of the book Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim and the executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core, will discuss how religious totalitarianism became a movement of young people taking action, and how he is building an interfaith youth movement to turn that around. Do not miss this talk by an American Muslim described by President Clinton as a “young social entrepreneur with a powerful way to deal with one of the most pressing issues of our time.”
Eboo Patel holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship. He is an Ashoka Fellow, was named by Islamica Magazine as one of 10 Muslim visionaries shaping Islam in America, and has been profiled by numerous media outlets, including PBS.