The Sultan and the Saint tells one of the great, lost stories from history. Set in a past period of East-West conflict, it speaks with urgency to our present. Two men of faith, one an itinerant Christian preacher, the other the ruler of a Muslim Empire, bucked a century of war, distrust, and insidious propaganda in a search for mutual respect and common ground.
It is the story of Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt, and their meeting on a bloody battlefield during the period of Christian-Muslim conflict known as the Crusades. This is big history, important history.
It is intended for mature audiences.
Free. All welcome. Refreshments and discussion to follow.
Sponsored by Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, St. Clare of Assisi Episcopal Church and by the Islamic Center of Ann Arbor.