Schedule of events
SMU faculty and staff session
Oct. 3 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Located in the TUB
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to John Hopkins at
SMU student leader session
Oct. 3 from 3:45-4:45 p.m.
Located in the TUB
If you are a student leader and plan to attend, please
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Hal and Inge Marcus Pavilion
Saint Martin's University
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Eboo Patel’s lecture is free and open to the public!
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Eboo Patel: Acts of Faith
The Inaugural Benedictine Institute Lecture presented by Saint Martin's University
With special support from Saint Martin's Office of Intercultural
Initiatives, Office of Campus Ministry and Benedictine Identity Task
RSVP today to reserve your seat!
Join the Saint Martin's community as it welcomes
Ph.D., founder and president of the
Interfaith Youth Core, as
the distinguished speaker for the University's inaugural
Benedictine Institute Lecture on October 3, 2013. Named by US News & World
Report as one of America's Best Leaders of 2009, Dr. Patel
has been a featured speaker at the TED Conference, the Clinton
Global Initiative and the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, and has
served as a member of President Obama's inaugural Advisory
Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Dr. Patel's two books,
Acts of Faith
Sacred Ground, focus on
faith as a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of
division. In his work, he asserts that acts of service provide a
common ground for all belief traditions, religions and
Dr. Patel's beliefs resonate strongly with the Benedictine
values that have defined Saint Martin's for more than a century.
One of the core Benedictine values is hospitality, and as that
value calls us to do, we enthusiastically welcome students,
staff, faculty and community members of all faith
traditions, backgrounds and belief systems. Other core
Benedictine values include service, community, and respect for
all persons - all of which align with Dr. Patel's call to commit
to "common action for the common good."
Because of this close alignment with Saint Martin's
Benedictine mission and identity, Dr. Patel will be the
inaugural speaker for the Benedictine Institute Lecture Series,
and new series at Saint Martin's that will explore issues
related to faith and community.
Saint Martin's University is eager to engage the broader
Puget Sound/Pacific Northwest community in the spirit of
interfaith cooperation and dialogue!
Dr. Patel's lecture is open to the community and all are
for the lecture is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please
reserve your seat by completing the
online reservation form.