October 3, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices: FREE Event (ticket required) - Presented By Contemporary Issues
Watch the story of St. Francis and the Sultan of Egypt play out onscreen in the Wisconsin premiere of the feature film The Sultan and The Saint. Narrated by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, the film is a dramatic presentation of events as two religious men, one Muslim and one Christian, share a quest for peace...seeking mutual respect and common ground in a time of war, distrust, and propaganda.
A Summit of Faith - The Saint and the Sultan - Additional Program Details
Monday, October 2 - Thursday, October 5, 2017
This program is dedicated to the little known episode in Francis of Assisi's life that exemplified his calling to peace and all good, "pace bene." Paul Moses' book The Saint and the Sultan helps us understand what was happening historically, and in Francis' life, that brought him face to face with the Islamic leader Malik al-Kamil. The film The Sultan and the Saint offers a Muslim perspective of the same historical moment. The panel discussion will explore the issues facing Christian and Muslim cultures in a divided world then and now. Experience the violent Christian-Muslim conflict better known as the Crusades through this moment of grace in which peace was truly considered. We invite you to join us for all or any of the events that comprise A Summit of Faith, which culminates in a musical journey Il Poverello: The Life and Legacy of St. Francis of Assisi performed by The Rose Ensemble.