People older than 50 dominate the interfaith movement, but Ebrahim (“Eboo”) Patel has something to say about that. A Muslim American born in India, Patel will say it this evening at 7:30 at Congregation Beth Shalom (9400 Wornall). He’s the keynote speaker for the Festival of Faiths, which seeks to further religious diversity. Consider this: After race, religiously motivated attacks are the most common form of hate crime in the world. With that in mind, Patel’s topic is “Acts of Faith: Interfaith Cooperation in a Time of Religious Conflict.” Patel is serious about reaching out to America’s youth. He’s the founder of the Chicago-based Interfaith Youth Core and was named by Islamica Magazine as one of 10 young Muslim visionaries shaping Islam in America. Patel also is the author of Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation. For more information about Patel and to purchase tickets online, see

Tue., Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., 2009