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Acts of Faith The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation

ISBN-10: 0807077275
ISBN-13: 9780807077276
Edition: 2008
Authors: Eboo Patel
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Book details

List price: $13.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 6/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

A young Muslim activist explains our critical need to counter the recruitment of youth by religious fundamentalists Acts of Faith is Eboo Patel's remarkable account of coming of age and coming to understand what led him toward religious pluralism rather than hatred. His story is a hopeful and moving testament to the power and passion of young people, and to the notion that we find the fulfillment of our identities in the work we do in the world. "A beautifully written story of discovery and hope." --President Bill Clinton "Visionary . . . The tale of a man's increasing understanding that traditions of mercy, compassion, and social justice are embedded in every faith, and accessing them is the key to creating a pluralism that enhances fiath rather than threatening it." --Adam Mansbach, Boston Globe "Eboo Patel is an exciting new voice of a new America: diverse but not divisive, hopeful but not utopian. He speaks for all of us from a rising generation of bright, brown and bold Americans who have much to offer a country embarking on a new millennium and in need of new blood." --Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, executive director of the Zaytuna Institute "[Patel] shows how educating a new generation to reject religious intolerance and work for the common good is the only way the world can avoid growing fanaticism and violence. This hopeful book shows the power that is waiting to be engaged for a better future." --Jim Wallis, author of God's Politics

Introduction: 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: Saving Each Other, Saving Ourselves
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Bibliographic Essay

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