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Eboo Patel to Present Carr Lecture: 5th Annual Peace Studies Forum at Mount Union

March 09, 2018

Eboo PatelALLIANCE, Ohio – Eboo Patel, founder, and president of Interfaith Youth Core, will present the Carr Lecture: 5th Annual Peace Studies Forum at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20 in the Presser Recital Hall, Cope Music Hall.

The lecture is titled “Interfaith Leadership in the Twenty-First Century: Building a Healthy Religiously Diverse Democracy” and is free and open to the public.

Eboo Patel believes that diverse faith and philosophical identities can serve as bridges of cooperation rather than barriers of division. Interfaith leaders have the knowledge base and skill set to voice their values, engage diversity, and act to advance the common good. Join us to learn more about this idea, and to explore your own identity as an interfaith leader.

Eboo founded Interfaith Youth Core on the idea that religion should be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. He is inspired to build this bridge by his identity as an American Muslim navigating a religiously diverse social landscape.

For over 15 years he has worked with governments, social sector organizations, and college and university campuses to help make interfaith cooperation a social norm. Named by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009, Eboo served on President Obama’s Inaugural Faith Council and is the author of Acts of Faith, Sacred Ground, and Interfaith Leadership: A Primer. He holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship.

The Joseph M. Carr Lectureship was established in 1916 by the terms of the will of Reverend Joseph M. Carr, D.D. a close associate of President Hartshorn in the early days of Mount Union. The conditions under which the lectureship was given state that the lecture shall always be upon the subject, "The Mission of the Christian College to the World."

The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture. For more information contact the office of marketing at (330) 823-6063 or visit