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Eboo Patel

Eboo Patel is founder and executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based international nonprofit that promotes interfaith cooperation. His blog, The Faith Divide, explores what drives faiths apart and what brings them together. He is also author of Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation (Beacon Press, 2007).

Blog Posts by Eboo Patel

Posted by Eboo Patel, Hana Suckstorff 2 years 41 weeks ago
Imagine the terror.You are in a temple, a safe, sacred place, preparing for a morning service. In the kitchen, you are busy cooking food for lunch, while others read scriptures and recite prayers....
Posted by Eboo Patel 3 years 37 weeks ago
Ten years on, I'm remembering the literature I read and the music that kept me going in the days and months after 9/11. I had Rumi and Whitman on my bedside table, reading them back to back,...
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Articles by Eboo Patel

"The old hatreds shall someday pass; the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve." 

If we are closed to faith language, we may find ourselves burned up and frozen out. 

If Jen Bailey is emblematic of her generation in any way, we have a lot to be hopeful about. 

Would his first taste of Islamaphobia come at the age of 5 during show-and-tell. 

We can work with others even while disagreeing on significant issues.