Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation
Book of the Quarter, Fall 2012
Saint Clare Room, 3rd Floor
Learning Commons, Technology Center, & Library
Monday, November 12
4 - 5:30 p.m.
The Library is pleased to present a panel discussion on Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation by Eboo Patel.
Please join us for a program that will include an introduction to the work of the Interfaith Youth Core, the nonprofit founded by Eboo Patel that is building the interfaith youth movement. The program will also include a moderated panel presentation by students from the Interfaith Council on what Patel's mission means to them.
The event will be held Monday, November 12 beginning at 4 p.m. in the Saint Clare Room on the 3rd floor of the Learning Commons. The event is free and open to the public. It is not necessary to read the book to attend the event, but copies are available for purchase in the campus bookstore. SCU students, faculty, and staff can read the book online or borrow a copy through LINK+.
About the Book
This autobiography of a young activist captures how an angry youth can be transformed-by faith, by the community, and, most of all, by himself-into a profound leader for the cause of peace. - Publishers Weekly
Patel, Rhodes Scholar and executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core, tells the story of his own near conversion to religious extremism as a middle-class American youth and the strategies that saved him and that he believes can save the world. - Religious Education
About the Author
Eboo Patel has written for The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, and USA Today, in addition to other media outlets. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences and other special events.
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