Murdock Mind, Body, Spirit Series to host Interfaith Youth Core president Friday |

Murdock Mind, Body, Spirit Series to host Interfaith Youth Core president Friday

The Aspen Institute is featuring a discussion tonight with Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core and member of President Barack Obama’s inaugural Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships.

He will discuss how religious diversity is reshaping the American civic landscape with significant implications on the health and wellness of everyone and everything from patients in hospitals to PTAs at schools. This event is open to the public and will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Paepcke Auditorium on the Institute’s Aspen Meadows campus. The Murdock Mind, Body, Spirit Series is underwritten by Gina and Jerry Murdock.

Tickets are $20 and available at, 970-920-5770, or in person at the Wheeler Opera House. Early ticket purchase is encouraged as a full-capacity audience is expected for this event. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m., and any unclaimed tickets will be sold at the door.

Eboo Patel is a leading voice in the movement for interfaith cooperation and the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, a national nonprofit working to make interfaith cooperation a social norm. He is the author of “Acts of Faith, Sacred Ground and the forthcoming Interfaith Leadership: A Primer.”

Named by US News & World Report as one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009, Eboo served on Obama’s Inaugural Faith Council. He is a regular contributor to the public conversation around religion in America and a frequent speaker on the topic of religious pluralism. He holds a doctorate in sociology of religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship. For more than 15 years, Patel has worked with governments, social-sector organizations, and college and university campuses to help realize a future where religion is a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division.


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