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    Eboo Patel

    Founder & President, Interfaith Youth Core

    Eboo Patel is the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a Chicago-based organization founded on the belief that religion should be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. For more than 15 years, Patel has worked with governments, social sector organizations, and college and university campuses to help make interfaith cooperation a social norm. Named by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009, he served on President Obama’s Inaugural Faith Council and is the author of Acts of FaithSacred GroundInterfaith Leadership: A Primer, and Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Promise.

    Past Events

    Thursday, Oct 11 2012

    4 PM

    Religion is all at once one of the greatest sources of hope and pain in our society today. Whole lives are transformed by it and whole societies... read more
    2 hours | Talk | Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

    Friday, Oct 19 2018

    9 AM

    Meaningful, lasting change at a citywide level doesn’t only come from policies or social media—it comes from humans. Our re-imagined premier event,... read more
    3 hours | Lab | Harris Theater

    Friday, Oct 19 2018

    9 AM

    What if you could take action in a Chicago community at the moment of inspiration? Our re-imagined premier event, Ideas Day is an all-new... read more
    8 hours | Lab | Harris Theater and additional venues

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