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September 9, 2007 Guest – Eboo Patel
Program:  The Dangers of Religious Totalitarianism

Executive Director and founder of Interfaith Youth Core (www.ifyc.org). Dr. Patel received his doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship. Eboo is a regular guest on WBEZ-FM, Chicago Public Radio and a frequent contributor to the Op-Ed pages of The Chicago Tribune. Additionally, he has written for The Harvard Divinity School Bulletin, Utne Magazine, The Journal of Muslim Law and Culture and National Public Radio and has been featured on a range of media, including the BBC, and CNN. Eboo serves on the Boards of the Aga Khan Foundation USA, the International Interfaith Center, CrossCurrents Magazine and Duke University's Islamic Studies Center.

He is also an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Religious Advisory Committee and the EastWest Institute’s Task Force on American Muslims. Eboo is a sought-after speaker whose addresses include the keynote speech at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum with President Jimmy Carter and the Baccalaureate Service Address at the University of Pennsylvania. His new book, Acts of Faith, explores the role of religious youth in the 21st Century is available through Beacon Press.  

Eboo Patel writes "The Faith Divide" blog for The Washington Post, visit online at: http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/eboo_patel/ 

 

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