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Eboo Patel - Building a Diverse Democracy: Interfaith Engagement in Times of Crisis


February 27th, 2018.


7:00 PM to 8:30 PM




Cole Assembly Room, Converse Hall, Amherst College


Davis Bannister



Join us for a presentation by Eboo Patel, explaining why diversity and pluralism are more now important than ever before.

Eboo founded Interfaith Youth Core on the idea that religion should be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. He is inspired to build this bridge by his identity as an American Muslim navigating a highly religiously diverse social landscape. For over fifteen years he has worked with governments, social sector organizations, and college and university campuses to help make interfaith cooperation a social norm. Named by US News & World Report as one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009, Eboo served on President Obama’s Inaugural Faith Council and is the author of Acts of Faith, Sacred Ground and Interfaith Leadership. He holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship.

download: Patel_Poster.pdf