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One of two Muslims on President Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Eboo Patel represents a younger face of American Islam in the same way that figures like Rick Warren represent a younger face of evangelical Christianity. Patel's Interfaith Youth Core works to facilitate interfaith bridge-building among young people by involving them in service projects around the globe. He's pressing the White House to adopt the same model as it seeks to improve U.S.-Muslim relations: "I’m trying to use this as an opportunity to take interfaith youth work to the next level." A former Rhodes scholar, Patel was one of a handful of American Muslims who advised the White House on Obama's recent speech to the Muslim world from Cairo. His advice: Focus on young Muslims.