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Library Customers Can Help to 'Bridge Cultures' at Central Library

 The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation” by Eboo PatelLibrary customers can learn about Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim and the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation, a book by Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core and a member of President Obama’s inaugural advisory council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships.

A panel discussion, themed “Bridging Cultures and Acts of Faith,” is Sunday, November 10, 2013, 2 pm – 4 pm at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Avenue). Patel’s book, the topic of discussion, is about the appeal of religious fundamentalism to youth and how young people’s spiritual hunger entwines with their desire to make a mark on the whole. A memoir chronicling the author’s own experiences, with every page Patel encourages readers to reach an interfaith understanding and respect through camaraderie in service and justice.

The event is free and open to the public. All Library customers can participate in this nationally-sponsored program and community read with Memphis Public Libraries and its partners.

For more information about “Bridging Cultures and Acts of Faith,” call 415-2709 or visit http://bridgingcultures.neh.gov/muslimjourneys/.