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Muslim wins Grawemeyer

Eboo Patel is the first Muslim to win the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in Religion from Louisville [Ky.] Presbyterian Seminary and the University of Louisville.

Patel, 34, is the founder and executive director of Interfaith Youth Core, a community service group.

Nearly 70 people were nominated for the $200,000 prize.

Patel won for his 2007 autobiography, Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation (Beacon Press, 2009).


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