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Eboo Patel

Eboo Patel

Founder and President, Interfaith Youth Core

Eboo Patel, Ph.D. is the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based nonprofit that is building the global interfaith movement. One of Patel’s two books, a memoir titled Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the soul of a Generation, is required reading on more than 10 college campuses.

“It likely will take 30 years to make interfaith cooperation a social norm—much like environmentalism.”