Interfaith Leadership: A Primer

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Beacon Press, 2016 - Leadership - 208 pages
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A guide for students, groups, and organizations seeking to foster interfaith dialogue and promote understanding across religious lines

In this book, renowned interfaith leader Eboo Patel offers a clear, detailed, and practical guide to interfaith leadership, illustrated with compelling examples. Patel explains what interfaith leadership is and explores the core competencies and skills of interfaith leadership, before turning to the issues interfaith leaders face and how they can prepare to solve them. Interfaith leaders seek points of connection and commonality--in their neighborhoods, schools, college campuses, companies, organizations, hospitals, and other spaces where people of different faiths interact with one another. While it can be challenging to navigate the differences and disagreements that can arise from these interactions, skilled interfaith leaders are vital if we are to have a strong, religiously diverse democracy. This primer presents readers with the philosophical underpinnings of interfaith theory and outlines the skills necessary to practice interfaith leadership today.
 

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User Review  - FCClibraryoshkosh - LibraryThing

Eboo Patel is one of the great religous leaders of today and "Interfaith Leadership" shows why. He understands that interfaith work is both vital and difficult. Most importantly he shows how to do it ... Read full review

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User Review  - vpfluke - LibraryThing

This is an excellent book on how to approach and do interfaith work. I would recommend reading this before marching blindly into unknown territory. One must have some reason to get together, and ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
6
The Identity of an Interfaith Leader
19
THEORY
39
The Faith in Interfaith
67
VISION
87
KNOWLEDGE BASE
107
SKILL SET
133
QUALITIES
153
Conclusion
165
Works Cited
183
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Eboo Patel is the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core and the author of Acts of Faith and Sacred Ground. He was a member of President Obama s inaugural faith council, is a regular contributor to the Washington Post, Huffington Post, CNN, and public radio, and speaks frequently about interfaith cooperation on college campuses. He lives in Chicago with his wife and two boys.

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