The shared value of religious pluralism — A conversation with Eboo Patel (Part 1) – The Ismaili

Eboo Patel is the Founder and Executive Director of Interfaith Youth Core, an organisation that promotes mutual respect and pluralism among young people from different religious traditions. The 34-year-old Rhodes scholar also advises United States President Barack Obama, who appointed him a member of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in February 2009.

TheIsmaili.org spoke with Patel to gain a better understanding of the work that he does and the vision that he espouses.

In the first of this two-part series, Eboo Patel explains his motivations for working towards religious pluralism. Video excerpts of a talk that he delivered at The Institute of Ismaili Studies in December 2009 accompany the interview.


Eboo Patel, founder and Executive Director of the Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based institution building the global interfaith youth movement, addressing an audience at The Institute of Ismaili Studies in London. Photo: Courtesy of The Institute of Ismaili Studies
Eboo Patel, founder and Executive Director of the Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based institution building the global interfaith youth movement, addressing an audience at The Institute of Ismaili Studies in London on 14 December 2009. Photo: Courtesy of The Institute of Ismaili Studies
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