Eboo patel has 29 books on goodreads with 7866 ratings. The story of an american muslim, the struggle for the soul of a g by eboo. The story of an american muslim, the struggle for the soul of a generation and founder of interfaith youth core in chicago excerpt. For anyone wanting to better understand the power and influence of faith in modern society, this book by eboo patel is both important and illuminating. Building an individual as demonstrated in eboo patels acts. The story of an american muslim, the struggle for the soul of a generation by eboo patel 1,561 ratings, 3. Intriguing memoir by an american muslim of indian descent who discovered a calling to interfaith work. Early on these streams flow independently, and later they merge into something more powerful. The story of an american muslim, the struggle for the soul of a generation beacon, 2007. Eboo patel is the founder and president of interfaith youth core and the author of acts of faith and sacred ground. I believe that the twentyfirst century will be shaped by the question of the faith line. People like wade michael page the murderer of sikhs in wisconsin and anders brevik who murdered over 75 people in norway last summer in the name of opposing muslims and multiculturalism might act alone, but they are nurtured by movements and grow emboldened in cultures of hate. The book is the first in a trilogy that was followed by days of despair in 1987 and concludes with 2005s the limits of love.
It is because of our new found technology and travel in which the world can now share ideas and beliefs more freely due to the way in which communicate. The story of an american muslim, in the struggle for. Acts of faith isbn 9780807006221 pdf epub eboo patel ebook. The story of an american muslim, the struggle for the soul of a generation by eboo patel beacon press in her thirties, during the great depression, dorothy. Sacred ground ebook by eboo patel 9780807077498 rakuten kobo. The story of an american muslim, the struggle for the. Acts of faith is the inspiring story of eboo patels own life journey and his vision in creating an interfaith youth movement.
The story of an american muslim, the struggle for the soul of a generation, eboo patel s projectin contrast to wolfs aim as stated aboveis to convince readers that we should be very concerned about the insides of people when seeking to prevent terrorist acts. Jan 01, 2007 acts of faith is a remarkable account of growing up muslim in america and coming to believe in religious pluralism, from one of the most prominent faith leaders in the united states. Plot summary edit using the 1983 race riots in sri lanka as a background, acts of faith explores social and political issues which characterize sri lanka and other asian nations. The story of an american muslim, the struggle for the soul of a generation by eboo patel. Acts of faith by eboo patel overdrive rakuten overdrive. Excerpt from acts of faith by eboo patel april, 2007. Eboo patel on the importance of religious pluralism. Join our community just now to flow with the file acts of faith eboo patel and make our shared file collection even more complete and exciting. Eboo patel was a member of president barack obama s inaugural advisory council on faithbased neighborhood partnerships. Patel, a native of the chicago area who was born of. Jul 19, 2007 walking the faith line with eboo patel author eboo patel talks about the hate and rejection he sees in many young religious extremists, and why ignoring the faith line that divides us comes at a.
This post will exhaustively look at every example we see in the book of acts with a brief commentary on each. The story of an american muslim, in the struggle for the soul of a generation patel. Eboo patel on the importance of religious pluralism in this installment of the this american moment series, eboo patel, director of the interfaith youth core, discusses his efforts to promote. Acts of faith is a unique, compelling, and important story that reframes the dialogue about youth and religion. Acts of faith, a beautifully written story of discovery and hope, chronicles dr. Drawing on legendary philosophies and rarely told stories of reverend martin luther king, jr. Patel shows us that americans from george washington to martin luther king jr. Eboo patel is founder and executive director of the interfaith youth core. In sacred ground, author and renowned interfaith leader eboo patel says this prejudice is not just a problem for muslims but a challenge to the very idea of america. Here you can download file acts of faith eboo patel. In this memoir, eboo patel relates his journey to faithbased activism with american youth. This inspiring memoir of the quest for identity by an engaging muslim american of indian descent can be mapped by two streams running through the story. Eboo patel visits mountain view to discuss his awardwinning book acts of faith. Eboo patel gives a thoughtful and at points funny account of his journey to create the interfaith youth core.
The story of an american muslim in the struggle for the soul of a generation is a book by eboo patel. Eboo patel s memoir beacon press was the 201112 unitarian universalist association uua common read selected by a committee of uua staff. The story of an american muslim, the struggle for the soul of a generation. Oct 04, 2011 eboo patel, founder and president of interfaith youth core talks about what it means to spead the interfaith ideas. Eboo patels struggle to forge his identity as a muslim, an indian, and an american. Acts of faith is a remarkable account of growing up muslim in america and coming to believe in religious pluralism, from one of the most prominent faith leaders in the united states. Andr andrada polytechnic high school 1 page feb 4, 2020 at 12.
Jun 23, 2010 eboo patel visits mountain view to discuss his awardwinning book acts of faith. He is an american ismaili of gujarati indian heritage and founder and president of interfaith youth core, a chicago based international nonprofit that aims to promote interfaith cooperation. Eboo patel s story is a hopeful and moving testament to the power and passion of young peopleand of the worldchanging potential of an interfaith youth movement. Join interfaith commentator eboo patel as he explores what it means to be literate about. Eboo patel is the executive director of the interfaith youth core and author of acts of faith. Acts of faith, caputos epic fifth novelthis one about civil war in sudanhighlights what he learned as a line officer and on journey by foot and camel across the deserts of sudan in the 1970s. In the process, he developed a deep reverence for what all faiths have in common, and founded an interfaith movement to help young people to embrace their common humanity through their faith. Acts of faith the story of an american muslim, the struggle for the soul of a generation.
Eboo patels story is a hopeful and moving testament to the power and passion of young peopleand of the worldchanging potential of an interfaith youth movement. He was a member of president obamas inaugural faith council, is a regular contributor to the washington post, huffington post, cnn, and public radio, and speaks frequently about interfaith cooperation on college campuses. Acts of faith summary and study guide supersummary. Pluralism, prejudice, and the promise of america, eboo patel establishes himself as the preeminent voice of the interfaith movement. By faith in the name of jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. The story of an american muslim, in the struggle for the soul of a. Building an individual diversity in the present day is abundant. A 2008 speaker at the uua general assembly, patel is founder and executive director of the interfaith youth core ifyc, an international, nonprofit, youth service leadership organization. Patel says that the individuals identity is formed from their experiences and from the members of the older generation who guide them. Instead of the usual fare of games, friends, fundraisers, and trips that characterize too much religious youth work, patel reminds us of the critical, urgent need to engage young people as change agents for creating a more civil and vibrant society. The story of an american muslim, the struggle for the soul of. Patel, a founder of the interfaith youth core, traces the personal journey that led to the groups formation and introduces readers to its philosophy. The book is about the promise of american pluralism because, simply put, it is people who have protected the promise of pluralism from the poison of prejudice. As i begin to read acts of faith by eboo patel and see his perspective on his religious faith of being a muslim i can sort of relate.
Here is a look at our fifth book in the new testament filtering through all the examples we see of the word faith. Author of the awardwinning book acts of faith, eboo is also a regular contributor to the washington post, usa today and cnn. A shining vision of the possibilities of interfaith cooperation and pluralistic discourse. Eboo patel begins his book by describing the lives of a few individuals who have committed acts of violence, based on their religious beliefs. The story of islam, the story of pluralism of acts of faith eboo patel discusses his time at oxford, his work with the interfaith youth core, and the discovery of his faith in islam. Part memoir, part treatise on the vulnerability of youth who are preyed upon and radicalized by religious zealots, the book examines patel s search for his identity, following him from childhood to his time as the founder of the interfaith youth core group. Patel writes this book in an attempt to answer a question he poses in the introduction. The story of an american muslim, the struggle for the soul of a generation, eboo patels projectin contrast to wolfs. I am not a muslim, i am a christian but growing up in a predominantly white neighborhood as a kid and being an afroamerican i felt at times the same way that he did. Provide a framework for responding to patels religious journey and to his strong advocacy for interfaith dialogue and action invite readers to share their own spiritual and religious journeys and formative interfaith experiences in a safe and trusting community.470 882 219 1594 1092 1482 745 507 196 255 502 920 372 850 529 549 559 764 309 1079 32 391 231 673 522 474 1075 1515 1589 215 18 1211 349 224 1263 1295 815 204 940 873 323 905