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Stand up against religious discrimination – even if it’s not your religion | Eboo Patel

As religious diversity increases in the United States, we must learn to channel religious identity into interfaith cooperation.

– Religious diversity is the norm in American life, and that diversity is only increasing, says Eboo Patel.

– Using the most painful moment of his life as a lesson, Eboo Patel explains why it’s crucial to be positive and proactive about engaging religious identity towards interfaith cooperation.

Eboo Patel is the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a national nonprofit working to make interfaith cooperation a social norm. He is the author of the books Acts of Faith, Sacred Ground, Interfaith Leadership and Out of Many Faiths (https://amzn.to/2HxUKk7). Eboo holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Promise .

The opinions expressed in this video do not necessarily reflect the views of the Charles Koch Foundation, which encourages the expression of diverse viewpoints within a culture of civil discourse and mutual respect.

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