On the four Tuesday evenings of September, from 7 to 8 p.m., the Shawnee Peace Fellowship will sponsor a study of Eboo Patel's book "Acts of Faith," telling his story of growing up Muslim in America and sharing his insightful ideas about interfaith relations.
The study will take place in the parish hall of Emmanuel Episcopal Church located at Broadway and Highland, across from Woodland Veterans Memorial Park, in Shawnee. The facilitator of the study will be Dr. Glenn Sanders of Oklahoma Baptist University.
Originally from Texas, Dr. Sanders holds the bachelor's and master's degree from Baylor, and his doctorate from Brown University. A member of the OBU faculty since 1988, he regularly teaches western civilization courses and a course on the Middle East. He recently received the OBU Distinguished Teacher Award and is chairman of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
Dr. Sander states that "Eboo Patel is a true visionary for peace and human flourishing. His practical efforts to support a healthy pluralism are impressive. Everyone should know about his story and his work."
A wide variety of churches and other organizations all across Oklahoma are sponsoring book studies to increase community awareness and to prepare for Patel's participation on Oct.23 in Oklahoma City University's Distinguished Speakers Series, co-sponsored by the Interfaith Alliance Foundation of Oklahoma.
For more information, or to pre-order a copy of the Patel book, contact Father Clark Shackelford, SPF Committee Chairman, on 863-6459.