College of Saint Benedict

Eboo Patel Visit 2020

The livestream for Bridges of Copperation: Interfaith Action Toward Racial Equity will start at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 20.

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Eboo Patel - Bridges of Cooperation: Interfaith Action Toward Racial Equity

Join us at 10 a.m., Friday, November 20, 2020 for a virtual lecture featuring Eboo Patel.

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.

Interfaith Youth Core is committed to interfaith leadership to combat racism. In this free public lecture, Eboo Patel will share strategies for interfaith action toward racial equity.


Part of The Democracy Project, funded by the Otto Bremer Trust and the Oren and Sharron Steinfeldt Foundation. Events offered in partnership with the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas and 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, CSB/SJU Becoming Community, Granite Equity Partners, Bernick’s, Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation, Initiative Foundation, and #UNITECLOUD.


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Bridges of Cooperation: Interfaith Action Toward Racial Equity

Virtual lecture featuring Eboo Patel
10 a.m.
Friday, November 20, 2020

Registration is not required.

A livestream for this virtual lecture will be added to this page on the day of the event.