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 at 4:30 p.m. in the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. A reception follows. 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 (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.
The event is free and open to the public; however, reservations are strongly encouraged. RSVP at: www.SultainSaintToledo.eventbrite.com. The film is recommended for adults and children 12 and older.
For more information about the documentary showing, please contact Sophia Lloyd, Director of the Sylvania Franciscan Village, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-824-3533; or Dr. M.Y. Ahmed at email@example.com or 419-350-0115. To learn more about the documentary, visit www.SultanAndTheSaintFilm.com.
Sylvania Franciscan Village
Formally established in 2009, the Sylvania Franciscan Village is comprised of all the ministries of the Sisters of St. Francis, including Lourdes University. The SFV was formed to harness energies for the greater good and benefit of those who share the Franciscan mission. Visit www.sylvaniafranciscanvillage.org for more information. To learn more about this and future events, contact Sophia Lloyd, Sylvania Franciscan Village Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rooted in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, and offers baccalaureate degrees in a variety of academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, nursing, organizational leadership, social work, and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium, the Center for Science Education & the Environment, and Lifelong Learning. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in a variety of men’s and women’s sports. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Explore the possibilities online at www.lourdes.edu or by phone at 419-885-3211.
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