The rest of the book promotes YMCA-like organizations, including his own organization, that promote religious pluralism. The other thing I thought of in the course of this book was a praxis for social change. During the sentencing hearing, she played a tape of speeches made at her husband’s funeral. Thanks very much for the review. The E-mail message field is required. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

God Is Not One: The kids don’t even have to be angry to start out with– just like of lost between two cultures. Please enter recipient e-mail address es. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: You can count the number of black and Latino families in Whitwell on two hands, and you won’t need any of those fingers to count the number of Catholics, Jews, and Muslims, because there aren’t any. He never quite fit in.

Your rating has been recorded. Gayman taught Eric that the Bible was the history of Aryan whites and that Jews were the spawn of Satan and part of a tribe called the “the mud people.

Intriguing memoir by an American Muslim of Indian descent who discovered a calling to interfaith work.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Patel, who studied religion and society as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford and founded the Interfaith Youth Corps, writes about his own religious formation or lack thereof and how he views pluralism and interreligious dialogue and service.

Please enter recipient e-mail address es. East Indian Americans — Biography. United States — Ethnic relations. This does sound neat! The faith line — The crossroads of the identity crisis — Growing up American, growing up other — Identity politics — Real world activism — An American in India — The story of Islam, the story of pluralism — The youth programs of religious totalitarians or tribal religion, transcendent religion — Building the Interfaith Youth Core — Conclusion: Preview this item Preview this item.


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Read faaith about the Interfaith Youth Core here. You may have already requested this item. The mines closed thirty years ago, leaving the ot even poorer than it was before. His mother met and followed a series of dangerous iconoclasts who preached a theology of hate. When we don’t make religious education a priority, extremists are eager to fill the void. Patel, the son of Indian Muslim immigrants, grew up in Chicago with little sense of religious identity.

How does a teenager come to hold such a view? View most popular tags as: Muslims — United States — Biography. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? Eboo Patel Find more information about: United States — Religious life and customs.

English View all editions and formats. Acts of Faith is the recipient of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in Religion. But after meeting other parel Christians,” I was confronted with an uncomfortable fact: Citations are based on reference standards.

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Eric was soon drawing Nazi symbols in his schoolbooks at nearby Nantahala High School. Synopis makes a very good synopsiw for the importance of all of us choosing to mentor youth in the ways of harmony which are needed for humanity to survive upon this planet.

Cultural pluralism — United States. You may send this item to up to five recipients. For example he tells of the time his father expressed concern that Eboo’s participation in the YMCA might cause him to become less Muslim, saying, “but they teach him all those Christian songs!

But all too often, there are no options for young people to exercise their need for efficacy outside of joining up with manipulative extremists who co-opt religious language for a violent message. There was actd problem adding your email address. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

Don’t have a Kindle? If you’re not building rooms where wisdom can be openly spoken, you’re building a prison. The most interesting point in this book comes at the beginning: Reach out to young people with a positive message before others reach them with a violent one.