Building bridges – religions’ role in our societies | Eboo Patel (@EbooPatel)| TEDxChicago #Interfaithharmonyweek

The World Interfaith Harmony Week (February 1 to 7) is based on the pioneering work of A Common Word initiative, started in 2007, which called for Muslim and Christian leaders to engage in a dialogue. The objective of this initiative is to provide a focal point from which all people of goodwill can recognize that the common values they hold far outweigh the differences they have, and thus provide a strong dosage of peace and harmony to their communities.
World Interfaith Harmony Week

Eboo Patel explores the role of religions in societies. Whatever your religious affiliation, you perhaps recognize that the role of religion in our society is essential and provides a positive influence. However, as citizens of the most diverse country (U.S.A) in history, we should be mindful to provide a bridge of cooperation between faiths to avoid identity-based disagreements.

Source: TEDx Talks (YouTube) Event date: Dec, 2021

Eboo Patel 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 FaithSacred GroundInterfaith Leadership: A Primerand Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Promise.

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