Alternate Text   Login Alternate Text    Register
Braille & Daisy Site 
 Change Region    
  Text Size  Blog
Select Region...
x
 

(or press ESC or click the overlay)

Skip Navigation LinksHome > Book Detail
Sacred Ground
Sacred Ground (Large Print)
Pluralism, Prejudice and the Promise of America
by Eboo Patel
Publisher Beacon Press
Published on: 02 October 2012
Categories Christian, Islam, Religion & Beliefs , Social Science
Choose Format:


Please select a format that suits you better from the drop down menu above. If you have trouble in selecting the right format you can check our Format Selection Guide.
Our Price: US$24.99
 

Volume(s): 1
Format Details: 16pt, Verdana
ISBN(s): 9781459647718
About the Book
In the decade following the attacks of 9/11, suspicion and animosity toward American Muslims has increased rather than subsided. Alarmist, hateful rhetoric once relegated to the fringes of political discourse has now become frighteningly mainstream, with pundits and politicians routinely invoking the specter of Islam as a menacing, deeply anti-American force. In Sacred Ground, author and renowned interfaith leader Eboo Patel says this prejudice is not just a problem for Muslims but a challenge to the very idea of America. Patel shows us that Americans from George Washington to Martin Luther King Jr. have been 'interfaith leaders,' illustrating how the forces of pluralism in America have time and again defeated the forces of prejudice. And now a new generation needs to rise up and confront the anti - Muslim prejudice of our era. To this end, Patel offers a primer in the art and science of interfaith work, bringing to life the growing body of research on how faith can be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division and sharing stories from the frontlines of interfaith activism. Patel asks us to share in his vision of a better America - a robustly pluralistic country in which our commonalities are more important than our differences, and in which difference enriches, rather than threatens, our religious traditions. Pluralism, Patel boldly argues, is at the heart of the American project, and this visionary book will inspire Americans of all faiths to make this country a place where diverse traditions can thrive side by side.
About the Author
Eboo Patel is the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core and the author of Acts of Faith. He was a member of President Obama's inaugural faith council, is a regular contributor to the Washinton Post, CNN, and public radio, and speaks frequently about interfaith cooperation on college campuses. He lives in Chicago with his wife and two boys.
Books in Similar Category


This section contains 6 books
Fighting Hislam
Fighting Hislam


US$ 32.99
A world without maps
A world without maps


US$ 19.99
The Fourth Dimension
The Fourth Dimension


US$ 24.99
Evangelism for Non-Evangelists
Evangelism for Non-Evangelists


US$ 24.99
What Islam Did for Us
What Islam Did for Us


US$ 24.99
Fat City
Fat City


US$ 14.99