Lenoir-Rhyne University: Eboo Patel

Thu., Apr. 23, 2020 at 7:00 PM

P.E. Monroe Auditorium, 775 Sixth Street NE, Hickory, NC 28601


Eboo Patel: Founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, a national nonprofit working to make interfaith cooperation a social norm, Patel is the author of “Acts of Faith,” “Sacred Ground,” “Interfaith Leadership,” and “Out of Many Faiths.” For more than 15 years, Patel has worked with governments, social sector organizations, and college and university campuses to help realize a future where religion is a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. Named by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009, Patel served on President Obama’s inaugural Faith Council.
Patel holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship. Currently, Patel spends most of his time on the road, doing what he loves: meeting students, educators, and community leaders to talk about the complex landscape of religious diversity and the power of interfaith cooperation in the 21st century. These details and more about Eboo Patel and Interfaith Youth Core are found at ifyc.org. This event is co-sponsored by the Lenoir-Rhyne University Living Well Center for Vocation and Purpose and Visiting Writers Series, with the Catawba Valley Interfaith Council.



The Lenoir-Rhyne University Institute for Faith and Learning speaker series invites prominent religious figures and authors to share their work and beliefs with audiences at LR and Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. The IFL, in conjunction with the Academy for Faith and Leadership at LTSS, endeavors to provide programming that contributes to and enriches a culture of the intellect that is theologically based. Its programs are directed to Christians of all traditions.



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  • Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 7:00 PM