Eboo Patel

Founder and Executive Director

Interfaith Youth Core

Religious Pluralism in a Democracy

July 21, 2008 | 19:25 minutes

Launch Video
Plenary: Democracy
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Will the Faith Line be the defining factor of the 21st century? Can interfaith youth activism create a new movement for mutual understanding, respect and global understanding? This presentation outlines a hopeful and inspiring proposal for the future.

Speaker Bio

Named one of America's leading young Muslim visionaries by Islamica Magazine, Eboo Patel is the founder and Executive Director of the Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based international nonprofit working to build mutual respect and pluralism among religiously diverse young people by empowering them to work together to serve others. He serves on numerous boards, including the Religious Advisory Committee of the Council on Foreign Relations, and is an active member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He has written for the Chicago Tribune, the Journal of Muslim Law and Culture and National Public Radio, and has spoken at TED, the Clinton Global Initiative, and the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. A Rhodes scholar, Eboo holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University, and is also an Ashoka Fellow, a select group of social entrepreneurs whose ideas are changing the world.

What is your momentum? Hope. Faith. Love. Humanity.

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