Season 1, Episode 8 – Eboo Patel

Join Carol Howard Merritt and Bruce Reyes-Chow as they welcome Eboo Patel, Executive Director of Interfaith Youth Core and author of Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation. Also Join Carol and Bruce is Daniel Tutt, Project Manager for 20,000 Dialogues.

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Some highlights from this episode:

1:09: Daniel Tutt, Project Manager for 20,000 Dialogues, shares a story of interfaith dialogue from the Middle Ages.
7:20: Carol introduces the theme of the episode andEboo Patel, Executive Director of Interfaith Youth Core and author of Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation
8:54: Part 1 of Carol’s interview with Eboo Patel: Growing up Muslim in USAmerica; Finding religious identity; Influence of parents and grandmother; moving beyond Islam as a “series of rules”; the “youth bulge”
21:00: Bruce and Carol reflect on Part 1
33:00: Part 2 of Carol’s interview with Eboo Patel: The work of Interfaith Youth Core; milestones in the history of IFYC; pluralism vs. diversity – “Diversity is simply a fact”; why IFYC work on campuses; hopes of the interfaith youth movement
49:00: Bruce and Carol reflect on Part 2
1:06:08 Promo of next weeks episode with Callid Keefe-Perry to talk about theopoetics

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5 Responses to “Season 1, Episode 8 – Eboo Patel”
  1. Big thanks for posting this for download. We keep learning more and more from Mr. Patel as he continues his interfaith journey.

  2. Bridgett A. Green says:

    I really enjoyed listening both to the Eboo Patel interview and the conversation between Carol and Bruce. Most poignant for me was Carol and Bruce's conversation about the prospects for young seminarians in getting a church position upon graduation and how to encourage students with gifts for ministry. I am huge proponent of theological education. Theological education can help people understand, cultivate, stretch and articulate their faith and theology. This ability can help people think about and live into their sense of call in a variety ways that include a great varieties of multidiscipline ministries (non-profit, law, consulting, administration, as well as congregational leadership). Have you done a God Complex episode on vocation and broad helpfulness of theological education?

  3. landongcr says:

    @Bridgett – Thanks for the comments. We haven't done on on vocation yet, but that's a great idea!

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