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Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, in the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation

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With a new afterword by the author

A renowned Muslim activist’s personal story of building a global interfaith youth movement that might just change the world

Eboo Patel is one of the most prominent faith leaders in the United States. Acts of Faith is his story of growing up Muslim in America and how he came to believe in religious pluralism. This highly acclaimed book is a hopeful and moving testament to the power and passion of young people.

Synopsis:

With a new afterword

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. Eboo Patel’s story is a hopeful and moving testament to the power and passion of young people—and of the world-changing potential of an interfaith youth movement.

About the Author

Eboo Patel is founder and executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based international nonprofit building the interfaith youth movement. He is a regular contributor to the Washington Post, National Public Radio, and CNN. Named one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report, he was appointed by President Obama to the Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Acts of Faith is the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in Religion.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The faith line — The crossroads of the identity crisis — Growing up American, growing up other — Identity politics — Real world activism — An American in India — The story of Islam, the story of pluralism — The youth programs of religious totalitarians (or tribal religion, transcendent religion) — Building the interfaith youth core — Conclusion: Saving each other, saving ourselves.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807006313
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Author:
Patel, Eboo
Subject:
Sociology of Religion
Subject:
Pluralism
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Subject:
Islam - General
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Islamic Studies
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Religion : Islam - General
Subject:
Religion : Comparative Religion
Subject:
Social Science : Sociology of Religion
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
September 2010
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Religious
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Racism and Ethnic Conflict
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Islamic Studies
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Islam » General
Religion » Western Religions » Social and Political Issues

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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. Eboo Patel’s story is a hopeful and moving testament to the power and passion of young people—and of the world-changing potential of an interfaith youth movement.

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