Featuring Dr. Eboo Patel, founder and director of the Interfaith Youth Core
6:30-8 p.m. Keynote and Q&A
8-9 p.m. Dessert reception and book signing
Today’s 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 Eboo 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.
Named by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009, Eboo Patel is the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), 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,” which won the Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion, and the forthcoming “Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America,” Patel 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.