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Q7: Eboo Patel

Apr 9, 2008
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Eboo Patel (bio)
Founder, Interfaith Youth Core
Washington Post Blog

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Speaking as a devoted Muslim, Eboo addressed how we can move beyond disagreements of faith and focus on the unity we have around humanity.

We have to create spaces for people of different backgrounds to come together who might disagree with theology but agree on humanity.

I love you – even as I disagree with you.

If you don’t know Muslims, I’m sure your kids do. 

If you don’t know any Jews, I’m sure your kids do. 

Is the only way to sharpen our swords?

MLK – exemplar of what it means to be a Christian and to build a beloved community of people from different religious backgrounds.

Would people buy books that says religions poisons everything if they didn’t see evidence of this?

I believe that I need you and that maybe you need me….That together we may sing with the glory of God…

“The way of the world is imagined will determine at any given time what human beings will do.” (Didn’t catch the person who said this…)

It’s not hard.  We listen to MLK Jr who said, “the color line does not separate black and white….it separates those who want to live together as brothers and those who want to perish together as fools.

"We are each
other’s business; we are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s
magnitude and bond."
American poet Gwendolyn Brooks


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