October 2, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices: FREE Event (ticket required) - Presented By Contemporary Issues
Kickoff event for the special Young Auditorium series: A Summit of Faith - The Saint and the Sultan
Paul Moses - accomplished author, Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist, Professor of Journalism at Brooklyn College and author of the award winning book: The Saint and The Sultan: The Crusades, Islam and Francis of Assisi's Mission of Peace. Moses will provide insight and take you on an historical journey to an incredible and little known moment in history in Egypt in the 13th century. He'll shed new light on St. Francis' mission of peace and his extraordinary meeting with Islamic leader, Sultan Malik al-Kamil.
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.