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Interfaith Service: Resources

Reading List

All of the following books are availabe in our library:

Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim,
the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation

By Eboo Patel

In Acts of Faith, the founder of the Interfaith Youth Core, Eboo Patel, tells his remarkable story of growing up Muslim in America and coming to believe in religious pluralism. Eboo Patel’s story is a hopeful and moving testament to the power and passion of young people and to the world-changing potential of an interfaith youth movement. Acts of Faith is required reading in Marywood's new student orientation course.

Community Service and Faith

  • Building the Interfaith Youth Movement: Beyond Dialogue to Action by Eboo Patel
  • Friends of God: Islamic Images of Piety, Commitment, and Servanthood by John Renard
  • Hearing the Call across Traditions: Readings on Faith and Service by Adam Davis
  • Exploring Cultural Dynamics and Tensions within Service-learning by Trae Stewart and Nicole Webster
  • Saving America? Faith-based Services and the Future of Civil Society by Robert Wuthnow
  • Community Organizing and Youth Advocacy by Sarah Deschenes, Milbrey McLaughlin, and Anne Newman


Service Learning

  • The Unheard Voices: Community Organizations and Service Learning by Randy Stoecker
  • Linking Adults with Community: Promoting Civic Engagement through Community Based Learning by Susan C. Reed
  • From Cloister to Commons: Concepts and Models for Service-learning in Religious Studies by Richard Devine, Joseph A. Favazza, and F. Michael McLain
  • Learning through Serving: A Student Guidebook for Service-learning across the Disciplines by Christine M. Cress, Peter J. Collier, and Vicki L. Reitenauer
  • Multicultural Service Learning: Educating Teachers in Diverse Communities by Marilynne Boyle-Baise
  • Service-learning and the First-year Experience: Preparing Students for Personal Success and Civic Responsibility by Edward Zlotkowski
  • Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know by David Bornstein and Susan Davis

For more information about Marywood's interfaith service initiatives, contact Sr. Catherine Luxner at luxner@marywood.edu.