Film screening and panel discussion: "The Sultan & the Saint"
Saturday, March 18 at 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Reiss Science Building, 112 37th and O St., N.W., Washington
The Sultan and the Saint film tells one of the great, lost stories from history. Set in a past period of East-West conflict, it speaks with urgency to our present. Two men of faith, one a traveling Christian preacher, the other the ruler of a Muslim Empire, bucked a century of war, distrust, and insidious propaganda in a search for mutual respect and common ground. It is the story of Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt, and their meeting on a bloody battlefield during the period of Christian- Muslim conflict known as the Crusades.
- Laila Alawa, Social Media Entrepreneur and Writer
- Alex Kronemer, Director of The Sultan and the Saint, Co-Founder of Unity Productions Foundation
- Marie Denis, Co-President, Pax Chrsti
- His Eminence Cardinal Wuerl, Archdiocese of Washington (invited)
- Muhammad Fraser-Rahim, United States Institute of Peace (invited)
- Elizabeth Bruenig, Christian Ethicist and Washington Post Journalist
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