Acts of Faith, a beautifully written story of discovery and hope, chronicles Dr. Eboo Patel’s struggle to forge his identity as a Muslim, an Indian, and an American. 2 Oct Eboo Patel. Acts of Faith Book Cover. Introduction: The Faith Line. Someone who doesn’t make flowers makes thorns. If you’re not building. This page guide for “Acts Of Faith” by Eboo Patel includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 8 chapters, as well as several more in-depth.

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Eric Rudolph and the young people of Whitwell are two very different responses to one of the most important questions of our time: But after meeting other “Zen Christians,” I was confronted with an uncomfortable fact: An inspiring story if a powerful message: The principal of Whitwell Middle School, Linda Hooper, wanted the students in her school to learn about cultures and people who are different actss themselves.

Of all the information published about Rudolph, one sentence in particular stood out to me: Mahatma Gandhi stated that Hindu Muslim unity was just as important to him as a free India.

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The Story of Islam, the Story of Pluralism 7. These are the central questions of Acts of Faith: Yet few in my generation have been involved. But the ice of silence will kill it just as well. The remainder of the book examines the relative ease with which a skilled recruiter can radicalize young people who have not yet found purpose.


Beacon Press; th edition July 27, Language: Showing of reviews. Not for the radio-controlled nail bomb that he detonated at New Woman All Women Health Care in Birmingham, Alabama, that killed an off-duty police officer and left a nurse hobbled and half-blind. The more conferences I went to, the more I found that general pattern held true.

Their conviction is that only one interpretation of one religion is a legitimate way of being, believing, and belonging on earth.

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But many others felt a twitch of pride. I imagine these preachers felt a surge of pride when Rudolph responded to Judge Smith’s question about whether he set off the bomb in Birmingham with a smug, “I certainly did. His father died when he was young. People remembered him keeping candy for children in his patrol car and raising money to replace Christmas gifts for a family whose home had been robbed.

The sign at the entrance of the memorial reads: Young people have always played a key role in social movements, from the struggle against apartheid in South Africa to the rise pateel the Nazi Party in Germany. Get to Know Us.

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In the process, he developed a deep reverence for what all faiths have in common, and founded an interfaith movement to help young people to embrace their common humanity through their faith.

We need to stress, he indicates with many humorous stories, our similarities. Eighty-five percent of the people who live in the Palestinian territories are under age thirty-three. He was produced by a movement and encouraged by a culture.

Eric was soon drawing Nazi symbols in his schoolbooks at nearby Nantahala High School. A well-written, compelling testimony to how one man is trying to ensure that different religions can live side by side in peace. He makes a very good case for the importance of all of us choosing to mentor youth in the ways of harmony which eblo needed for humanity to survive upon this planet.

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Back then, I thought little about the dangers lurking within this absence. You might also be interested in: Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Everyone else needs to be cowed, or converted, or condemned, or killed. I highly commend it.