Spirit Of Abilene

EbooPatelAtIFYC Eboo Patel visits with guests at his Interfaith Youth Core in Chicago. Patel was in Abilene Oct. 11-12 to meet with students and faculty at McMurry University and the public. Photo courtesy Interfaith Youth Core

By Loretta Fulton

“Let me tell you a story.”

It’s the way Eboo Patel beings a speech. And, it’s the perfect beginning for a talk by Patel, a gifted storyteller. He proved that the evening of Oct. 11 when he presented a talk at McMurry University that wa attended by members of the Abilene Interfaith Council and other Abilene residents.

A packed Mabee Room in the university’s campus center heard several stories from Patel, a Muslim and founder of the Interfaith Youth Core, located in Chicago. He was invited to McMurry to speak to students and faculty who are involved with an interfaith initiative on campus.

The subject of several of Patel’s favorite stories is…

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