Guest post by the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service
“The first part of interfaith literacy is an appreciative knowledge of other traditions.” –Eboo Patel, Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America
Anyone can change the world, but not everyone knows how. Author, speaker, and social change guru Eboo Patel is making his mark through Interfaith Youth Core. He founded this organization to promote interfaith dialogue among young people across the globe. Although Patel recognizes that interfaith initiatives are not the end all be all, he notes that they do help harmonize people’s varied identities, and reminds us that America is about welcoming the contributions of all communities and nurturing cooperation between them.
At 5:00PM on February 10th the Northeastern community will get a chance to learn from Patel. His talk “Interfaith Leadership in a time of Global Religious Conflict” is a larger part of NU’s observance of UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, February 7-13th.
Events are scheduled throughout the week that will promote interfaith dialogue, encounter, and discovery. Northeastern’s Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service encourages you to come see, explore and ask about the immense diversity that exists on campus. Keep the discussion going on Twitter by using the hashtags #NUFaithWk and #EbooNU.