Patel (Acts of Faith), head of the cooperative student group Interfaith Youth Core, makes a compelling argument for interfaith activism and leadership, and provides a plethora of diverse examples of what interfaith leadership might look like and how to go about it. In clear, straightforward prose, Patel guides the reader through helpful thought experiments—for example, a Muslim family moving into a predominantly Methodist town—and shows how social theory can become practical. He also outlines the necessary knowledge, skill set, and qualities for interfaith leadership, allowing readers to approach this as a handbook or reference manual that can be consulted depending on the various needs and situations. Patel's writing is accessible and engaging; this book will likely find its audience among religious leaders (of all ages) for ministry purposes, and will be an excellent addition to any undergraduate or graduate syllabus in religious studies. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 06/20/2016 Release date: 07/05/2016 Genre: Religion
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