Eboo Patel

Eboo Patel

Interfaith Cooperation Editor

Founder & President
Interfaith Youth Core

Eboo Patel, PhD (eboo@ifyc.org) is the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a Chicago-based organization building the interfaith movement on college campuses. Author of the book Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation, which won the Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion; Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America; and the forthcoming book Interfaith Leadership: A Primer. He is also a regular contributor to the Washington Post, USA TodayHuffington PostNPR, and CNN. He served on President Barack Obama’s inaugural advisory council of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.