21st Century Interfaith Pioneer
December 29, 2009 10:07 AM   Subscribe

The Interfaith Youth Core was started in 1998 by a group led by Rhodes Scholar Eboo Patel. Propelled by his experience growing up as a Muslim in the United States, and encouraged by the Dalai Lama, Patel seeded an organization dedicated promoting global pluralism. His story is detailed in his acclaimed autobiography, Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation. He keeps a blog at the Washington Post, and is a fellow at the Ashoka Foundation.
posted by Roach (4 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I went to college with Eboo, and we worked together as RAs at UIUC. Fun guy! Always ready to give a hug to whoever was asking, and he frequently (badly) sang old Dylan tunes.

It's exciting to see he's done so much since college.
posted by mkreger at 11:24 AM on December 29, 2009

he frequently (badly) sang old Dylan tunes.

Which ones?
posted by telstar at 10:03 PM on December 29, 2009

Don't they mean "Corps"? This is not the first time that some organization has used Core instead of Corps inexplicably.
posted by RedEmma at 7:40 AM on December 30, 2009

From: http://www.ifyc.org/about_core
Why Core, not Corps?
We are the core of the larger movement of people in the world who are promoting religious pluralism. As the core, our role is to provide resources, network, and catalyze the corps of people who are actively engaged in this work in their communities, and provide a platform to showcase their work to the rest of the world.
posted by metacurious at 9:19 AM on December 30, 2009

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