Chicago Interfaith Leader Eboo Patel On 'Bridging Divides' During COVID-19

The founder of Chicago-based nonprofit Interfaith Youth Core was recently recognized by Time magazine for “bridging divides across America.”

Interfaith COVID-19
Interfaith harmony activists attend inter-religious prayers to express solidarity with the coronavirus victims at a church in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. K.M. Chaudhry / AP Photo
Interfaith COVID-19
Interfaith harmony activists attend inter-religious prayers to express solidarity with the coronavirus victims at a church in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. K.M. Chaudhry / AP Photo

Chicago Interfaith Leader Eboo Patel On 'Bridging Divides' During COVID-19

The founder of Chicago-based nonprofit Interfaith Youth Core was recently recognized by Time magazine for “bridging divides across America.”

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, there’s been an increase in hate speech and violence against Asian Americans. But this moment has also brought out the best in people, through acts of self-sacrifice and empathy.

Reset talks with interfaith leader Eboo Patel, who was recently recognized as one of Time magazine’s 27 leaders who are bridging divides across America, about his work encouraging unity and shared humanity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

GUEST: Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core