Presentations by featured speaker - Dr. Eboo Patel

Monday, Sept. 11, 2017

7:30 PM,  PSU Theater

Eboo Patel

Better Together: Bridging Interfaith Barriers

Eboo Patel will discuss his personal and professional interfaith journey and how we all, students in particular, can make a positive impact through interfaith communication and engagement with one another.    

Eboo founded Interfaith Youth Core on the idea that religion should be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. He is inspired to build this bridge by his identity as an American Muslim navigating a highly religiously diverse social landscape. For over fifteen years he has worked with governments, social sector organizations, and college and university campuses to help make interfaith cooperation a social norm. Named by US News & World Report as one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009, Eboo served on President Obama’s Inaugural Faith Council and is the author of Acts of Faith, Sacred Ground and Interfaith Leadership. He holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship.

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017

11:00 AM,  PSU Theater

Our Common LIfe:  Sustainability through Interfaith Connections

In a world where diverse faith communities interact with great frequency and intensity, how can we both preserve the particularities of our distinct faith traditions while promoting positive interfaith cooperation?  How can interfaith interaction improve cultural competency and relationships in ways that strengthen our civil society?  Join Dr. Eboo Patel to explore these questions plus much more!  

AT EACH PRESENTATION, THE FIRST 100 STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE A FREE COPY OF DR. EBOO PATEL'S BOOK ENTITLED, "INTERFAITH LEADERSHIP."  BOOK SIGNINGS TO FOLLOW.  

Dr. Eboo Patel's visit to Missouri State University is sponsored by Ekklesia Campus Ministry’s Faith & Life Matters Series (a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc.) and MSU's Division of Diversity and Inclusion, Multicultural Programs, Multicultural Services, Residence Hall Association, International Programs and Bears Better Together student organization.