Eboo Patel

Eboo Patel
  • Founder and President
    Interfaith Youth Core

Eboo Patel is the Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a Chicago-based organization building the interfaith movement on college campuses. Patel is the author of “Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, in the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation”, which won the Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion, and “Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America”. He is also a regular contributor to the Washington Post, USA Today, Huffington Post, NPR and CNN. Patel served on US President Barack Obama's inaugural Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. He holds a doctorate in the Sociology of Religion from the University of Oxford, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship. In 2009, Patel was named by US News & World Report as one of America's Best Leaders.