Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, in the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation

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Beacon Press, Sep 15, 2010 - Religion - 192 pages
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Acts of Faith is a remarkable account of growing up Muslim in America and coming to believe in religious pluralism, from one of the most prominent faith leaders in the United States. Eboo Patel’s story is a hopeful and moving testament to the power and passion of young people—and of the world-changing potential of an interfaith youth movement.
 

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User Review  - bibleblaster - LibraryThing

An inspiring story with a powerful message: we have to do more than just fight against fundamentalism; we need to offer (and explicitly offer to youth) a meaningful alternative. Compassion and ... Read full review

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User Review  - mirrani - LibraryThing

Acts of Faith technically is the story of an American Muslim, but that part of the subtitle really throws off your mindset for what the book is meant to be. The point of this book is more the ... Read full review

Contents

The Faith Line
The Crossroads of the Identity Crisis
Growing Up American Growing Up Other
Identity
Real World Activism
An American inIndia 6 StoryofIslam the Storyof Pluralism Youth Programs
Building the Interfaith YouthCore
Saving Each Other Saving Ourselves
Postscript
Acknowledgments

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About the author (2010)

Eboo Patel is founder and executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based international nonprofit building the interfaith youth movement. He is a regular contributor to the Washington Post, National Public Radio, and CNN. Named one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report, he was appointed by President Obama to the Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Acts of Faith is the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in Religion.

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