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Acts of Faith - The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation
Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation
Author: Eboo Patel
Product Code: 0622 ISBN: 978-080700622-1
Pages: 
216
Binding Information: Paperback 
Size: 
5-1/2 X 8-1/2 Inches (US)
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No
Copyright Date Ed: 
07/27/2010
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00P
Price: $15.00 In stock.
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A renowned Muslim activist's personal story of building a global interfaith youth movement that might just change the world. Includes a new afterword by the author.

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.

A discussion guide for Acts of Faith is available. Click here to view it.

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In the Media

Click here to see Eboo Patel ranked in the top 100 most powerful Chicagoans in Chicago Mag blog.

Click here to read a review of Acts of Faith on the Hebrew Union Continuing Alumni Education blog.

Click here to read a feature article by Eboo Patel on the Washington Post's "On Faith" blog.

Click here to a Youtube video featuring Eboo Patel.

Click here to read an article printed in the The GW Hatchet featuring Eboo Patel and his upcoming address at the Class of 2015's Convocation.

Click here to read an article printed in the Christian Century featuring Eboo Patel and the Interfaith Youth Corps.

Click here to read an article printed in the New York Times featuring Eboo Patel and the Interfaith Youth Corps.

Click here to read a feature printed in US Catholic Magazine about the Dalai Lama's visit to Chicago, and the interfaith event where Eboo Patel moderated the discussion.

Click here to read a feature printed in The Chicago Tribune about the Dalai Lama's visit to Chicago, and the interfaith event where Eboo Patel moderated the discussion.

Click here to read Eboo Patel's latest blog post about the Dalai Lama in The Huffington Post

Click here to read an article featuring Eboo Patel on GazetteXtra.com

Click here to read an article featuring Eboo Patel in the New York Times

Click here to read an article by Eboo Patel in the Washington Post

Click here to read an article by Eboo Patel in the Christian Science Monitor

Click here to read an article by Eboo Patel in the Washington Post

Click here to read an article by Eboo Patel in the Washington Post

Click here to watch Eboo Patel deliver a talk on "Religious Pluralism in a Democracy" on Tides Momentum

Click here to read an article by Eboo Patel in the Huffington Post

Click here to read an article by Eboo Patel in the Christian Science Monitor

Click here to read an article by Eboo Patel on the death of Bin Laden in the Huffington Post

Click here to read a post by Eboo Patel on the Washington Post blog

Click here to watch Eboo Patel participate in the Civil Round Table on This Week with Christiane Amanpour

Click here to watch Eboo Patel on CNN This Morning
Click here to read a blog by Eboo Patel in the Washington Post

Quotes
"A beautifully written story of discovery and hope."
-President Bill Clinton

"[A] visionary book, part coming-of-age memoir and part call-to-action . . . A shining vision of the possibilities of interfaith cooperation and pluralistic discourse."
-Adam Mansbach, The Boston Globe

"The best recent American statement about living one's faith in a pluralistic society."
-Robin Lovin, Christian Century

"Remarkable . . . A well-written, compelling testimony to how one man is trying to ensure that different religions can live side by side in peace."
-Paul Raushenbush, Beliefnet.com

"A thoughtful argument for why anyone who believes in tolerance and peace cannot afford to ignore the spiritual and emotional needs of the young."
-Kathryn Masterson, Chicago Tribune

"[Patel] describes his own life story as an India-born Muslim raised in America. The autobiography shows how an angry youth can be transformed into a leader for peace."
-Charles Huckabee, The Chronicle of Higher Education

"[Acts of Faith] is a rare and beautiful intertwining of a person, a conscience, and a big idea all coming of age at the same time . . . [for] anyone interested in activism, religious journeys, pluralism, and globalization."
-Courtney Martin, Feministing.com

"One of the best first-person stories of youth activism, interfaith cooperation, and how to be both authentically American and Muslim." -Library Journal (starred review)

"A thoughtful explanation of how Islam functions politically and socially in the world today . . . with personal stories and anecdotes eloquently reflecting the diversity of opinions within Islam."
-Jana Reiss, Publishers Weekly Religion Update

"Eboo Patel has crafted an elegantly written and brilliantly argued manifesto-a call to arms, really-about the importance not of interfaith dialogue but of interfaith cooperation. Acts of Faith is more than a book; it is an awakening of the mind. It should be required reading for all Americans."
-Reza Aslan, author of No god but God

"Religious pluralism is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today. Acts of Faith is the inspiring story of Eboo Patel's own life journey and his vision in creating an interfaith youth movement. He shows how educating a new generation to reject religious intolerance and work for the common good is the only way the world can avoid growing fanaticism and violence. This hopeful book shows the power that is waiting to be engaged for a better future. I highly commend it."
-Jim Wallis, author of God's Politics

"A remarkable book by a young Muslim and a Rhodes Scholar with a vast spiritual vision: a future in which young people join hands in service across the lines of religion. Refreshing, honest, and hopeful, it will speak to the soul of a generation yearning for a new way ahead. Give it to every young person in your life-and to yourself."
-Diana Eck, author of Encountering God and A New Religious America

"Eboo Patel is an exciting new voice of a new America: diverse but not divisive, hopeful but not utopian. He speaks for all of us from a rising generation of bright, brown, and bold Americans who have much to offer a country embarking on a new millennium and in need of new blood."
-Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, executive director of the Zaytuna Institute

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