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Film Premiere: St. Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt
April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
During the Crusades, Saint Francis of Assisi risked his life by walking across enemy lines to meet the Sultan of Egypt, the Muslim ruler Al-Malik al-Kamil. This remarkable encounter, and the commitment to peace of the two men behind it, sucked the venom out of the Crusades and changed the relationship between Muslims and Christians for the better.
Featuring dramatic reenactments and renowned scholarship, this amazing story is brought to life in “The Sultan and the Saint.” Scholars interviewed include Michael Cusato (St. Bonaventure University), Sr. Kathy Warren (Sisters of St. Francis), Suleiman Mourad (Smith College), Homayra Ziad (Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies), Paul Moses (The Saint and the Sultan), and others.
Join us for this premiere in San Jose to learn about the remarkable spiritual exchange between the Sultan and the Saint, and the great risks they took for peace.
Admission is free of charge. Tickets at SultanSaintSanJose.eventbrite.com
This film contains some scenes of violence and may not be appropriate for children under 12. Please use your own discretion.
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