Be sure to save two November dates and join in the festivities as Chapman University’s Fish Interfaith Center officially marks its 10th anniversary. On Monday, Nov. 3, at 5:30 p.m. the center will host an Interfaith 10-Year Anniversary Celebration. And on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. it will welcome Eboo Patel, founder and president of the national Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), as a guest speaker.
- The anniversary observance will be held at the center and feature a festive interfaith celebration with performances by Orange County religious organizations and Chapman students.
- Patel’s talk on the topic “Sacred Ground: Why Religious and Non-Religious Diversity Matters in the 21st Century” will be held in Memorial Hall.
Named by US News & World Report as one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009, Patel is the author of Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation, which won the Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion. He also authored Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America, and the forthcoming book Interfaith Leadership: A Primer.
Patel is a regular contributor to the Washington Post, USA Today, Huffington Post, NPR and CNN. He served on President Obama’s inaugural Advisory Council of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship.
Both events are free to attend. For more information, please visit the Fish Interfaith Center website.