At Strong Hall Auditorium 101
1621 West Cumberland Avenue - Knoxville Events
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Author, Speaker, Educator, and Interfaith Leader
Eboo founded Interfaith Youth Core on the idea that religion should be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. He is inspired to build this bridge by his identity as an American Muslim navigating a religiously diverse social landscape.
For over 15 years he has worked with governments, social sector organizations, and college and university campuses to help make interfaith cooperation a social norm. Named by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009, Eboo served on President Obama’s Inaugural Faith Council and is the author of Acts of Faith, Sacred Ground and Interfaith Leadership: A Primer. He holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship.
These days, Eboo spends most of his time on the road, doing what he loves: meeting students, educators, and community leaders to talk about the complex landscape of religious diversity and the power of interfaith cooperation in the 21st century.
In his off time, you’ll find Eboo in Chicago with his wife, Shehnaz, and their two sons. When he’s not teaching his kids about interfaith cooperation, there’s a good chance he’s rooting for Notre Dame and feeding a lifelong coffee addiction. Catch up with him on Twitterand Facebook, and keep exploring to learn more about Eboo and IFYC.
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This event is designated as a Becker Seminar through the Chancellor’s Honors Program.
If you have questions, or need to arrange disability accommodations, please contact the Center for Student Engagement at (865) 974-5455 - This program is funded in part by the Student Programming Allocation Committee (SPAC).