The Sultan and the Saint – A Model for Interfaith Bridge-Building Today
Tuesday, December 26, 7:30 – 9:30pm
Gathering at 7:30pm with refreshments
Docu-Drama Viewing at 8pm with Discussion Following
Drepung Gomang Center for Engaging Compassion
411 N. Hubbards Lane, Louisville, KY 40207
Explore how Saint Francis of Assisi and the Sultan al-Kamil of Egypt risked it all to end the Crusades. A simple Christian friar and a mighty Muslim leader met on a bloody battlefield 800 years ago. What happened next changed world history.
This one-hour docu-drama includes reenactments of historical events during the wars of the Fifth Crusade (1217-1221) when, through dialogue and prayer, the two extraordinary leaders lay the groundwork for an end to the bloodshed. Actor Jeremy Irons narrates.
Share with community members as a doorway toward a contemporary application.
All are welcome. Discussion facilitated by Center’s leaders. FREE EVENT.