Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, in the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation (), by interfaith religious writer Eboo Patel, argues for a pluralism . Acts of Faith The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Eboo Patel is the founder and executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core. 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.

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The work was praised for its insight, wealth of information, and humor. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Start reading Acts of Faith on your Kindle in under a minute. Early on, Teasdale told the author that he could play a leadership role in the global interfaith youth movement. Acts of Faith is his story of growing up Muslim in America and how he came to believe in religious pluralism.

Set up a giveaway. How do I bring my desire to change the world together with my eboo patel acts of faith to be an academic and work with ideas and books? Please try again later. It’s a good read regardless eboo patel acts of faith the fact if you, the reader, are religious or not. He makes the powerful point that churches don’t put enough focus on the youth, acting as if church is mainly of interest fzith older people.

His story is a hopeful and moving testament to the power and passion eboo patel acts of faith o people, and to the notion that we find the fulfillment of our identities in the work we do in the world. How can I bring these two together?

We make huge sacrifices in money and freedom to fight extremists. In my view we need more “I think god does Qcts. Diverse but not divisive, hopeful but not utopian. Patel discusses how former Secretary of State for the U. My religious formation also happened in the context of pluralism. Patel went back to Islam not in a eboo patel acts of faith, but through contacts with people from other traditions.

Set up a giveaway. It makes sense to put effort into people of diverse religious backgrounds living together in harmony. This is a trend I have been learning about in Catholicism, particularly eboo patel acts of faith Vatican II; here is a Muslim saying the same thing.

He speaks for all of us from a rising generation of bright, brown and bold Americans who have much to offer a country embarking on a new millennium and in need of new blood.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I kept thinking if people stuck to scientifically falsifiable claims, religious pluralism would be automatic. Our society can benefit from Patel’s vision to include not only religious pluralism but cultural pluralism as well.

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As we see hate crimes quite often in the eboo patel acts of faith fatih obvious temptation would be to push against pluralism, but this is in fact what we most need.

After the sermon, the two discussed the need to reach out to young Pattel, as 70 percent of the Muslim population in the U. His thesis is simple: I think this message and vision is what is most needed and often lacking in our society. Even so, many organizations only pay lip service to the importance of youth programs; few devote substantial time and effort to them.

In the process, he developed a deep reverence for what all faiths have in eboo patel acts of faith, and founded an interfaith movement to help young Beacon Press September 15, Publication Date: In my view we need more “I think god does X.

Muslim extremists run madrasas with the clear-cut goal of teaching youth that violence is the answer.

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