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With a new afterword by the author
A renowned Muslim activist’s personal story of building a global interfaith youth movement that might just change the world Eboo Patel is one of the most prominent faith leaders in the United States.
Acts of Faith is his story of growing up Muslim in America and how he came to believe in religious pluralism. This highly acclaimed book is a hopeful and moving testament to the power and passion of young people.
“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
“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
Table of Contents
|Introduction: The Faith Line||p. xi|
|The Crossroads of the Identity Crisis||p. 1|
|Growing Up American, Growing Up Other||p. 19|
|Identity Politics||p. 37|
|Real World Activism||p. 59|
|An American in India||p. 77|
|The Story of Islam, the Story of Pluralism||p. 101|
|The Youth Programs of Religious Totalitarians (or Tribal Religion, Transcendent Religion)||p. 125|
|Building the Interfaith Youth Core||p. 151|
|Conclusion: Saving Each Other, Saving Ourselves||p. 175|
|Bibliographic Essay||p. 191|
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