The Faith Line
The 21st century will be the century of the faith line -- a line that does not divide Christians and Muslims or Hindus and Jews, but religious pluralists and religious totalitarians. America faces an emerging conflict within its family and its foreign policy between those who seek common ground and those who seek to divide. In his new book, Acts of Faith, Muslim-American writer Eboo Patel, the Executive Director of the Interfaith Youth Core, offers a compelling theory of the growth of religious totalitarian movements and reflects on how people come to choose one side or the other. Eboo concludes that fostering pluralism is central to U.S. peacemaking and nation-building efforts abroad and to the efforts of families to pass down traditions to their children in an age of intense interaction at home.