Eboo Patel, the founder and president of the Interfaith Youth Core and member of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, is a leader in the movement to promote cooperation among different faiths.
Patel has gained international acclaim for his work promoting interfaith understanding and collaboration among young people, especially college students, and his two books ("Acts of Faith" and "Sacred Ground") make compelling arguments for the value of communication across religious difference, especially in our highly-polarized political environment. His visit will be coupled with events during student orientation and joint faculty/staff/student reading groups on campus, organized by chaplains Marc Bragin and Rachel Kessler, Ted Mason, associate provost for diversity, equity & inclusion, and Mary Ellen O’Meara in the Office of the President.
Prior to his evening talk, Patel will read from his book "Acts of Faith" at 4 p.m. in Finn House’s Cheever Room.
Sponsored by the Program of American Studies; the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; the Office of the President; and the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life.
Acts of Faith
Kenyon welcomes interfaith leader Eboo Patel for a talk on accepting and supporting different faiths.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Rosse Hall Auditorium
105 College Drive, Gambier, OH 43022