Dr. Eboo Patel, a former member of President Barack Obama’s inaugural Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships, for the Religion and Culture Lecture along with other spiritual leaders from the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim faith traditions with come together in an event sponsored by “Ministry Mentors”, a national not-for-profit organization, on Thursday, October 6, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Winnetka Covenant Church, 1200 Hibbard Road in Wilmette, Illinois.
Patel will talk about how “Interfaith Leadership Can Save the World” and about the importance and timeliness of The Art of Interfaith Leadership.
Spiritual Leaders have a special role to take for interfaith communication and leadership. All faiths are invited to this presentation which will be followed by a panel representing three different faiths: Imam Hazim Fazlic, Imam of the Islamic Cultural Center of Greater Chicago; Rabbi Wendi Geffen, Senior Rabbi of North Shore Congregation Israel; Rev. Peter Hawkinson, Senior Pastor of Winnetka Covenant Church; and Rev. Dr. Hal Edwards will moderate the panel.
Dr. Eboo Patel founded the 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 religious diverse social landscape.
For over 15 years Dr. Patel has worked with governments, social sector organizations, and college and university campuses to help make interfaith cooperation a social norm. He has written for the Washington Post and is a regular contributor to Sojourner magazine. Dr. Patel was named by the US News and World Report as one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009. Dr. Patel also served on President Obama’s Inaugural Faith Council and is the author of “Acts of Faith”, “Sacred Ground” and “Interfaith Leadership: A Primer.” He holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship.
Ministry Mentors is excited to present this timely event as we continue to seek ways to learn from each other and work together in our diverse communities and faith traditions.
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