Eboo Patel
article - January 8, 2022
The very people who have been subject to the worst of the United States have embodied its best.
Eboo Patel, President and Founder, IFYC
article - December 20, 2021
For most, the legitimacy of religious objections to COVID-19 vaccination mandates rests on how consistent the current claim is with a person’s previous actions.
Eboo Patel
article - November 19, 2021
Part of what I found so beautiful about our conversation is that we both agree that American pluralism is not simply a pragmatic solution to the challenge of a diverse democracy, it is also a kind of sacred trust that God intends us to steward.
Eboo Patel
article - November 10, 2021
My cousin, a prayer leader in the Ismaili Muslim community, served at the center of civic and communal life. In mourning his death, we are reminded of what faith communities and religious traditions do so well.
Eboo Patel
article - October 21, 2021
"It should be no surprise that I think religion is essential" to being inclusive, IFYC founder Eboo Patel writes. "What struck me is the number of other people who seemed to agree."
Eboo Patel
article - September 24, 2021
The new PBS documentary on Muhammad Ali is worthy of the man, Eboo Patel writes, and it’s the role of his Muslim faith that he found most moving of all.
Eboo Patel, Mary Ellen Giess, Paul Brandeis Raushenbush
article - June 3, 2021
Two thousand volunteers of diverse faiths will engage people through their religious communities.
Eboo Patel
article - May 27, 2021
The ways that companies already engage in diversity work is not a bad place to start when it comes to religion.
Eboo Patel and Robert P. Jones
article - May 24, 2021
Residents of many of the most vaccine-hesitant areas in the United States turn out to be remarkably receptive to faith-based interventions.
Eboo Patel
article - March 25, 2021
There would be no Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which enabled my parents to immigrate to the U.S., were there not first the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Eboo Patel
- March 18, 2021
The office would “work with leaders of different faiths and background who are on the frontlines of their communities in crisis and who can help us heal, unite, and rebuild.”
Eboo Patel
article - January 25, 2021
It just so happens that no other institution in American society is better prepared to meet every aspect of this momentous challenge, from educating various segments of the public to actually getting shots in arms, than college campuses.
Eboo Patel
article - January 22, 2021
His message was clear: For the future to have a chance at all, parts of the past had to be left behind, and all of us have to convene around common symbols.
Eboo Patel
- January 15, 2021
It is reasonable to believe that King would support holding people accountable for crimes committed, but King also held a higher hope for at least some of those who were part of the mob.
Eboo Patel
article - January 8, 2021
At the U.S. Capitol this week, a cathedral of the song of pluralism, the blood-curdling screams of a mob did their best to drown out that American song.
Eboo Patel and Mary Ellen Giess
article - January 6, 2021
When there is no obvious or conclusive response, a range of diverse viewpoints – from different racial, ideological, religious, and class backgrounds – can shed light on new insights and collectively shape a path forward into a new era.
Eboo Patel & Paul Raushenbush
article - December 23, 2020
In this terrible moment, the vaccines that have been developed are nothing less than a modern miracle. America's diverse faith communities can play a central role.
Eboo Patel
article - December 9, 2020
Eric is especially concerned that the muscle of citizenship is getting weaker at the same time as white nationalism, authoritarianism, wealth concentration and polarization are growing.
Eboo Patel
article - November 24, 2020
If you listen closely, you can hear echoes of Springsteen in the victory speeches of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris last Saturday night. There is the realization that life is hard and still full of wonder.
Eboo Patel
- November 11, 2020
There is no ‘Us vs Them’ in their language, there is only ‘Us’. There is no talk of revenge, only talk of unifying. They have a bone-deep sense of the most important work ahead: to lift up marginalized voices, and bridge widening divides. 
Eboo Patel
article - November 3, 2020
This election may take time and patience as we wait for every vote to be counted. The strength of our democracy is worth the wait.