A Summit of Faith - Panel Discussion

October 4, 2017 | 7:00 PM 

Ticket Prices:  FREE Event (ticket required) - Presented By Contemporary Issues

Part of the special Young Auditorium series: A Summit of Faith - The Saint and the Sultan

This event in the series brings Christians and Muslims together for an open panel discussion about compromise, filtered through the lens of The Saint and the Sultan. Jean Feraca profiled the meeting between St. Francis and the Sultan on her Wisconsin Public Radio program, Here On Earth, and will moderate as the panel discusses the role of peaceful religious discourse and understanding in 13th century and how it might serve us in today's society. Immediately following the panel's discussion you're invited to engage in the discussion at the post-event reception in the lobby.

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.