Rhodes Scholar Eboo Patel

December 28, 2002

Source: Knight Ridder Tribune News Service


On December 28, 2002 the Knight Ridder Tribune News Service reported on "Eboo Patel, a 27-year-old Rhodes scholar with a pierced tongue, a devout Muslim with a vision of interfaith cooperation so bold that it recently landed him on a list of 30 'Young Visionaries' under age 30 compiled by Utne Reader magazine, a digest of alternative media... Patel wants to bring together young people of different religions to work on social service projects and engage in meaningful dialogue about their beliefs. In the short term, he wants cooperation and good works. In the long run, he wants religiously inspired activists from a wide range of traditions to come together to solve problems such as failing schools and homelessness."

See also: Buddhism, Islam, Civic