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

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

by Eboo Patel

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

With a new afterword
 
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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ISBN-13: 9780807006221
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 07/27/2010
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 238,322
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

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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Introduction: The Faith Line Someone who doesn’t make flowers makes thorns.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Faith Line xi

1 The Crossroads of the Identity Crisis 1

2 Growing Up American, Growing Up Other 19

3 Identity Politics 37

4 Real World Activism 59

5 An American in India 77

6 The Story of Islam, the Story of Pluralism 101

7 The Youth Programs of Religious Totalitarians (or Tribal Religion, Transcendent Religion) 125

8 Building the Interfaith Youth Core 151

Conclusion: Saving Each Other, Saving Ourselves 175

Postscript 181

Afterword 183

Acknowledgments 189

Bibliographic Essay 191

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