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Chicago Leader Behind An Interfaith Movement

Apr 27, 2015

Participants in Interfaith Youth Core engage in public service
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Living Questions is Maryland Morning's monthly series examining the role of religion in the public sphere. These segments are produced in partnership with the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies.

The ICJS will hold their annual Manekin-Clark lecture in mid May, and the speaker this year is Eboo Patel. He is the founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core in Chicago, a leadership movement  supporting college students to foster religious pluralism through service projects and events. And he is a member of President Obama’s first faith council.

Patel is also the author of two books, the latest of which he published in 2012,  called Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America. Eboo Patel joins host Tom Hall from  WBEZ in Chicago.