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Eboo Patel

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Convocation: Eboo Patel (IFYC)

Eastern Mennonite University Podcast

Join Eboo Patel, Founder and Executive Director of the Chicago-based Interfaith Youth Core, for a convocation address entitled, We Need to Build: Field Notes for Diverse Democracy. We live in a molten era where so much is changing and therefore anything is possible. Will America become a nightmare or a dream? So much depends on leaders like you. Are you ready to be an architect of an America where people from all identities thrive? This session with veteran interfaith leader Eboo Patel will both expand your knowledge and build your skills, helping you become the kind of leader our diverse democracy needs. Staff from our own EMU Center for Interfaith Engagement will host this convocation including facilitating a space for engaging questions both within the convocation and from 11-11:30 a.m. for those who are able to continue the conversation. Eboo Patel 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 religiously diverse social landscape. For over 15 years he has worked with governments, social sector organizations, and college and university campuses to help make interfaith cooperation a social norm.

15 Sep 2021

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Charisma and Craft: A Conversation with Eboo Patel


Eboo Patel, founder of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), speaks passionately about work as a craft, and about the promises and pitfalls of charismatic leadership. Invoking such diverse sources as James Baldwin, William Carlos Williams, and The Grateful Dead, Patel discusses shifts in his thinking about leadership and listening as president of a non-profit over the course of the last decade. His forthcoming book explores the role of builders as opposed to critics, and he asks, how might colleges and universities help forge a new generation of builders? What can we do to help college students delve deeper into the complex problems of our time? What might students be able to accomplish, if we relieved them of our culture’s demand that they “make something of themselves,” and instead encouraged them to make something for others?

1hr 3mins

28 Jan 2021

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Dr. Eboo Patel of the Interfaith Youth Core

Interfaith Encounters

Dr. Patel reminds us that religious freedom also requires granting different religious groups full dignity in the public sphere.


3 Nov 2020

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What it Means to Be Educated | Eboo Patel

BYU Speeches

Eboo Patel discusses how to be educated in today's interfaith world. It is necessary to understand others to bridge religious divides.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


20 Oct 2020

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Pluralism in a Polarized Age: Navigating Our Deepest Differences Together | John Inazu & Eboo Patel

The Veritas Forum

A conversation between John Inazu (Washington University in St. Louis) and Eboo Patel (Interfaith Youth Core), moderated by Chiara Cordelli (University of Chicago) about navigating and respecting our differences in society while seeking common ground. From the stage at the University of Chicago.Please like, share, subscribe to, and review this podcast. Thank you!

1hr 16mins

8 Oct 2020

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The case for Interfaith America with Eboo Patel


On Feb. 3, 1943, the U.S.A.T. Dorchester  - carrying 902 service men, merchant seamen and civilian workers was sunk in the cold Atlantic.  Among those lost were four Army chaplains whose rescue efforts became the foundation of post-war interfaith activism.   Our guest today is Eboo Patel,  Founder and President of the Interfaith Youth Corps. He sees the beginnings of a new interfaith understanding coming with the trauma and international struggle against the novel coronavirus.   Religion News Service Editor-In-Chief Bob Smietana spoke with Eboo Patel for Beliefs.


17 Apr 2020

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Ep. 09: Eboo Patel and interfaith collaboration

BJC Podcast

How do religious groups work together for the greater good? On this episode of Respecting Religion, we bring you a conversation featuring Eboo Patel, the founder of Interfaith Youth Core (starting at 13:01). In this discussion from March 2020, Patel talks about how the history behind the term “Judeo-Christian” suggests opportunities for greater religious inclusion, shares personal reflections on what it is like to be a Muslim in America today, and explains why he is optimistic about religious pluralism. Plus, Amanda Tyler and Holly Hollman talk about how they saw religion respected in the world during the celebrations of Easter and Passover. The post Ep. 09: Eboo Patel and interfaith collaboration appeared first on BJC.


16 Apr 2020

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Dr. Eboo Patel, Interfaith Youth Core

In Good Faith

Author and activist Dr. Eboo Patel is nationally and even internationally known for his interfaith work on college campuses as the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, but as a young man, religion wasn’t even on his radar. In this interview we’ll follow his path back to faith and to interfaith work, and why he feels it’s important enough to devote his life to it. If you’ve ever wondered what interfaith work is or why it should matter to you, please take a listen.The interview is followed by a panel discussion with four Chaplains who serve people of all faiths or no faith, in college, hospice, prison, and a police department, and how they have seen interfaith relationships strengthen people and communities. There's also a link below to a video of Dr. Patel’s recent address at BYU on the purpose and the history of interfaith work in the US.Click the link to watch the video of Dr. Eboo Patel speaking on interfaith work at BYU conference. He is introduced at 21:12 into the video.(Photos: Dr. Eboo Patel, top.  Below are panelists Jared Anderson, Linda P. Walton, Dr. Barbara Morgan Gardner, and Wayne Hull.)Jared AndersonLinda P. WaltonDr. Barbara Morgan GardnerWayne Hull

11 Jul 2019

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Pepperdine University Spiritual Life Podcast

This spiritual life podcast features Sara's conversation with author, speaker, educator, and interfaith leader, Dr. Eboo Patel. 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 religiously diverse social landscape. On the podcast, Sara asks about Eboo's spiritual practices, the role of his mother's faith in his life, and his hopes for the young people to whom he devotes his life. 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 religiously diverse social landscape.


6 Jun 2019

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Eboo Patel Wheaton College Presentation

The Neighborly Faith Podcast

Presentation at Coray Gymnasium and dialogue with President Philip Ryken. Wheaton College (IL) welcomed Eboo Patel to campus to speak about the importance of bringing people of different faiths together to solve some of our country’s biggest challenges, and to overcome today’s polarizing social and political climate. Eboo is an Ismaili Muslim who is founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core.

1hr 29mins

15 Feb 2019