–by Sylvania AdVantage Staff
PUBLICATION DATE: 02.21.17
The Sylvania Franciscan Village, the United Muslim Association of Toledo and the Franciscan Action Network are sponsoring the Toledo premiere of the documentary :
“The Sultan and the Saint”
on Sunday, March 19
in the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University
6832 Convent Blvd.
A reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons, the documentary presented by Unity Productions Foundation details the story of Muslim-Christian Peace. 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. This amazing story is brought to life with dramatic reenactments and renowned scholarship. Scholars interviewed include Michael Cusato of 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.
Although the event is free and open to the public,
reservations are encouraged.
RSVP at: SultainSaintToledo.eventbrite.com.
The film is recommended for adults and children 12 and older.
For more information about the documentary showing, contact Sophia Lloyd, director of the Sylvania Franciscan Village
Dr. M.Y. Ahmed
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