Eboo Patel, founder and executive director of Interfaith Youth Core, has received the 2010 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion for his autobiography, Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation. Patel was selected from among sixty-seven nominations worldwide.
Patel's organization, based in Chicago, encourages young people of different religions to perform community service, explore common values and build bridges among diverse faiths. The organization is now active on about seventy-five college campuses.
A Rhodes Scholar, Eboo Patel is now a member of President Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the Religious Advisory Committee of the Council on Foreign Relations. In October, U.S. News & World Report named him one of America's Best Leaders in 2009.
The Grawemeyer Awards are five annual $200,000 prizes given in the fields of music, political science, psychology, education, and religion. They were founded by H. Charles Grawemeyer to help make the world a better place. The University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Seminary jointly award the religion prize.
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