Dr. Eboo Patel Speaks at Historic Inaugural Commencement


Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 11:49AM

Dr. Eboo Patel Speaks at Historic Inaugural Commencement On the Vanguard: A Celebration of Interfaith Leadership: Watch the video.

On May 21,2013, Claremont Lincoln University celebrated its inaugural commencement ceremony. It was another milestone for our bold new model for higher education where students bring their beliefs to the table, infuse them with the best of modern thinking, and apply them to a world in need.

Dr. Eboo Patel, President of Interfaith Youth Core, gave a rousing and challenging commencement speech for the historic occasion, titled, “On the Vanguard: A Celebration of Interfaith Leadership.” In it, he pointed out that diversity covers more than just religion, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender.

"The central problem interfaith work seeks to solve," said Dr. Patel, "is this: how are all of us, with our differences, to share a nation and a world together? The central task of an interfaith leader, in my view, is to help build relationships between people with profoundly different views of what is fundamental and what is just. How else do you have a diverse democracy unless people who have deep disagreements on some issues are able to work together on other issues?"

Read the entire transcript of Dr. Patel’s speech here.


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