Gannon University Welcomes Internationally Prominent Interfaith Leader Eboo Patel

Posted: February 19, 2016

Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, believes that diverse faith and philosophical identities can serve as bridges of cooperation rather than barriers of division.

Patel, an internationally prominent speaker, will deliver an address entitled "Interfaith Leadership: Engaging Faith and Philosophical Diversity in the 21st Century" on Tuesday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Gannon University's Hammermill Center, 620 Peach Street. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Tickets for limited choice seating are available here. General bleacher seating will be available on a first-come basis on the night of the event.

About Eboo Patel

Eboo Patel is a member of President Barack Obama's inaugural Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships whose core belief is that religion is a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. He is inspired to build this bridge by his faith as a Muslim, his Indian heritage, and his American citizenship. He has spoken about this vision at places like the TED conference, the Clinton Global Initiative, and the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, as well as college and university campuses across the country. Patel has written two books about interfaith cooperation, "Acts of Faith" and "Sacred Ground."