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Religious Passion, Pluralism, and the Young

Eboo Patel

Religious Passion, Pluralism, and the Young

A 30-year-old, Indian-American Muslim and former Rhodes Scholar is setting out to change the way young people relate to their own religious traditions and those of others. Al-Qaeda is the most effective youth program in the world, he says, and we neglect this work at our peril.
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    Eboo Patel

    is the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core. He has spoken at the TED conference, the Clinton Global Initiative, and the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, as well as college and university campuses across the country. He is a member of President Barack Obama's inaugural Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships. His books include Acts of Faith and Sacred Ground.