Hesham A. Hassaballa: The very story of the birth of Mary, which the the Feast of the Immaculate Conception commemorates, is found in the Quran
By Eboo Patel | December 8, 2010; 06:22 PM ET | Comments (92)
This year during Ramadan, let's consider reaffirming our common spiritual heritage by embracing the discipline of fasting.
By Eboo Patel | August 25, 2010; 11:02 AM ET | Comments (20)
Although we may each hold different beliefs, we must learn to live and to interact with each other in peaceful and positive ways. A cooperative future depends on our actions and choices today.
By Eboo Patel | August 17, 2010; 05:48 PM ET | Comments (0)
In march against domestic violence, Jeff Pollet and other non-believers bond with believers on a spiritual level.
By Eboo Patel | June 22, 2010; 10:10 AM ET | Comments (6)
When a group of anti-Semitic extremists came to Stanford, students across all faiths stood together to resist.
By Eboo Patel | February 10, 2010; 12:42 PM ET | Comments (19)
Imagine the surprise of the Temple Israel congregation when Rita and Frank invited Oral Roberts to speak at their son's bar mitzvah in 1972.
By Eboo Patel | December 16, 2009; 12:45 PM ET | Comments (2)
People are recognizing the power of interfaith work as a vehicle for repairing and healing the world.
By Eboo Patel | December 15, 2009; 10:53 AM ET | Comments (0)
What if it just made sense that as a Christian, I live out my commitment by working with non-Christians?
By Eboo Patel | December 8, 2009; 06:05 PM ET | Comments (0)
Where is Arab Muslim leadership for peace in the Middle East? Meet Forsan Hussein, CEO of Jerusalem International YMCA .
By Eboo Patel | October 23, 2009; 02:16 PM ET | Comments (20)
There I was on Eid in America, listening to the poet sing of thunder in the heart and streets on fire, grateful.
By Eboo Patel | September 21, 2009; 11:26 AM ET | Comments (13)
There is a New Years quality to Ramadan. It's how many Muslims mark time, and it's when we make resolutions.
By Eboo Patel | September 18, 2009; 09:13 AM ET | Comments (4)
Christians are joining Muslims to fast during Ramadan. A sign of the times?
By Eboo Patel | August 28, 2009; 09:23 AM ET | Comments (47)
A new book reminds us how the scriptures and stories across faith traditions call us to serve others.
By Eboo Patel | July 14, 2009; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (6)
United We Serve campaign challenges U.S. Muslims to create one thousand service projects.
By Eboo Patel | July 6, 2009; 09:39 AM ET | Comments (12)
Nearly every Jew in Albania -- the only European country with a Muslim majority -- survived during the German occupation.
By Eboo Patel | June 25, 2009; 07:11 PM ET | Comments (47)
Mian Ashraf exemplified both the Muslim and the American traditions.
By Eboo Patel | May 15, 2009; 10:16 AM ET | Comments (10)
A crowd of Christians, Muslims, Jews, and Agnostics prayed for peace and for leaders who would work together.
By Eboo Patel | May 8, 2009; 10:09 AM ET | Comments (26)
Rather than discuss the hypocrisy of others, we should look deeper into our own beliefs.
By Eboo Patel | May 6, 2009; 11:47 AM ET | Comments (4)
One pastor's respectful approach to spreading the gospel in the Muslim world can help us all build bridges
By Eboo Patel | May 4, 2009; 10:09 AM ET | Comments (13)
Today's guest blogger is Joshua Stanton. Joshua is the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue™ and a rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College. He is the recipient of numerous leadership awards, including the Hyman P. Moldover Scholarship for Communal...
By Eboo Patel | March 25, 2009; 11:27 AM ET | Comments (5)
Muslim communities in America are celebrating Navroz -- Persian New Year -- and spring.
By Eboo Patel | March 23, 2009; 10:26 AM ET | Comments (6)
Today's guest blogger is Erik Schwarz, founder of Interfaith Works, a nonprofit based in New Orleans, Louisiana, that partners with a wide range of faith communities and other organizations around innovative social-change projects. He also co-directs The Institute for Faith...
By Eboo Patel | March 18, 2009; 04:10 PM ET | Comments (0)
The Indian who won two Academy Awards for music shows that Muslim pluralism is flourishing.
By Eboo Patel | March 9, 2009; 10:11 AM ET | Comments (45)
Today's guest blogger is Jenan Mohajir, a program associate for the Outreach Education & Training program at the Interfaith Youth Core. She is extensively involved with the Muslim community through several grassroots initiatives in Chicago, IL "Hum Honge Kamyab." Throughout...
By Eboo Patel | January 28, 2009; 10:20 AM ET | Comments (2)
Today's guest blogger is Dan Morrison. Dan is the founder of 1Well, an organization that connects socially conscious individuals and groups with communities in need of small but critical infrastructure projects. He is a graduate of the University of Notre...
By Eboo Patel | December 17, 2008; 10:58 AM ET | Comments (12)
India is one of the most diverse countries in the world - a carnival of ethnic groups, religious communities, languages, tribes, castes, etc. In fact, the idea of India is the idea of pluralism.
By Eboo Patel | December 5, 2008; 12:21 PM ET | Comments (24)
Daniel Barenboim, the Argentine Israeli Maestro, is back in the United States this week for, among other things, a chamber concert with his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the United Nations, working for peace.
By Eboo Patel | November 24, 2008; 10:11 AM ET | Comments (132)
Every Muslim in America owes our existence to Warith Deen Muhammad.
By Eboo Patel | September 15, 2008; 01:24 AM ET | Comments (30)
I cannot explain why I don’t spend every breath thanking God for the opportunity to be alive.
By Eboo Patel | May 22, 2007; 03:22 PM ET | Comments (49)
I cannot help but consider it a gift from God that it was a Mormon who illuminated those Muslim values for me.
By Eboo Patel | May 7, 2007; 11:40 AM ET | Comments (157)
Many of our most significant Abrahamic religious leaders – Thomas Merton, Bede Griffiths, Badshah Khan, Martin Luther King Jr. – had a deep admiration for Eastern spiritual traditions.
By Eboo Patel | April 16, 2007; 09:41 AM ET | Comments (33)
Though from different faiths, we recognized the purity of each other’s intention.
By Eboo Patel | February 6, 2007; 11:24 AM ET | Comments (45)