Eboo Patel Visit 2020

Eboo Patel

The  April 14, 2020 evening lecture featuring Eboo Patel has been postponed.

Collectively, we face a moment of divisions in our society. Whether religious, political, racial, generational, economic or in other areas, we find our communities, institutions, families and society fracturing. Together, we can improve. We can build communities where sources of difference become sources of strength — where shared humanity and communal aspirations compel dialogue, not division.

To help spark that dialogue, the College of Saint Benedict welcomes Eboo Patel. Eboo Patel, president of Interfaith Youth Core, founded the non-profit organization on the idea that religion should be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier or division. For over 15 years he has worked with governments, social sector organizations, and college and university campuses to help make interfaith cooperation a social norm. Patel served on President Obama’s Inaugural Faith Council and is the author of four books.

For two days, April 14-15, Patel will meet with faith leaders, students and community representatives — highlighted by a free public lecture at the College of Saint Benedict.

Part of The Democracy Project, funded by the Otto Bremer Trust and the Oren and Sharron Steinfeldt Foundation. Daytime events offered in partnership with the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas. All events offered in partnership with Concordia College of Moorhead, Minnesota.

With additional support from the Minnesota Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning at Saint John’s University, CentraCare, Bernick's, CSB/SJU Becoming Community, Granite Equity Partners, Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation, Initiative Foundation, and #UNITECLOUD.

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