Event Details

Title: City-Wide Read of Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America 

March 4

Time: 7:00 PM

In the spirit of bringing the community together around an inspiring and timely book for a Spartanburg community read, Wofford College and the Hub City Writers Project invite the public to an open discussion about pluralism in Spartanburg, inspired by author Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, and his new book Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America.

“In his new book, ‘Sacred Ground,’ Eboo Patel emphasizes ‘the need for us all to write the next chapter’ of our great national experiment,” Wofford President Benjamin P. Dunlap said. “Our community-wide read is an initial step in that direction, and to take such a step in the company of Eboo himself is a chance to play a special part in this national undertaking.”

On Tuesday, March 5 at 11am, Dr. Patel will also receive the Sandor Teszler Award for Moral Courage and Service to Humankind, an award that represents the highest ideals that the Wofford community espouses.


Eboo Patel and others

Location: Leonard Auditorium