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Forum staff reports, Published August 25 2012

Concordia hosts interfaith leader Patel

MOORHEAD – Author and renowned interfaith leader Eboo Patel will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Centrum at Concordia College.

Hosted by The Forum on Faith and Life, Patel will discuss his newest book, “Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice and the Promise of America.” Patel is the founder of the Interfaith Youth Core and is on President Barack Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Patel focuses on stopping dividedness that can happen with religious conflict. He also authored “Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation.”

A book signing will follow the lecture.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call (218) 299-3146, or visit www.cord.edu.