Eboo Patel
Published January 8, 2013
Updated December 11, 2021

Eboo Patel is the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core. The organization’s goal is to promote respect for religious diversity and encourage interfaith dialogue.

Patel was a member of President Obama’s Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. He was named one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009 by U.S. News and World Report and is the author of four books: Acts of Faith (2007), Sacred Ground (2012), Interfaith Leadership: A Primer (2016) and Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Promise (2018).

Expertise: Religion, interfaith dialogue and cooperation, world religions

Location: Chicago, Ill.

Email: communications@ifyc.org, info@ifyc.org or teri@ifyc.org

Twitter: @EbooPatel

Heard on NPR: From Scratch: Eboo Patel, Founder Of Interfaith Youth Core

Heard on WBEZ: Worldview: Eboo Patel meets the Dalai Lama

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