In the Line of Faith: Eboo Patel

Lavina Melwani
The Hindu

Dr. Eboo Patel is a man of peace in a time of violence. At a time when a Muslim name is automatically equated with terrorism and Islam itself is misunderstood, this young Muslim Indian-American shows the power of interfaith dialogue. This month he was honoured in New York with the 2012 Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize, established by Hofstra University. Although young, Dr. Patel has a formidable resume. He holds a doctorate in the Sociology of Religion from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He is the founder and president of the Chicago-based Interfaith Youth Core and is also on President Obama's Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. He was named one of “America's Best Leaders” by the US News & World Report in 2009.

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