Video: Eboo Patel at the Global Faith Forum

Eboo Patel, an American Muslim and founder of the Interfaith Youth Core, addresses a group of Christians at the Global Faith Forum at Northwood Church. He talks about the increasing challenges of living in the U.S. as a Muslim and the need for people to protect and respect people from other faiths. Patel encourages people to promote peace, not in spite of their faith, but as a response to the robust peacemaking teaching found in their religious texts.

Reflection

  • Imagine you were at a meeting where people were celebrating the burning of a local Mosque. What passages from scripture would you use to promote peace and discourage this unloving mentality?
  • The Interfaith Youth Core focuses on bringing together people from different faith backgrounds for community service? Would you be comfortable with this?
  • Imagine you were given the task of organizing a community service project with people from other backgrounds. How would you go about initiating the relationships with the other faith communities? What type of activity would you do?