In 1219, St. Francis went to Egypt in an attempt to convert the Sultan. This podcast explores some aspects of this encounter and how the meeting of St. Francis and the Sultan can serve as a model of peace and brotherhood.
When St. Francis crossed enemy lines to meet the Sultan Malek el-Kamil during a Crusade, he fully expected to be martyred. Instead, he was embraced as a friend. Hear the full story when I talk with Muslim Sufi master Jamal Rahman and Gabrielle Uhlein, a Franciscan sister, who are teaming up for the Christine Center’s third annual interfaith retreat (to be facilitated by yours truly).
Jamal Rahman, Muslim Sufi Minister, cofounder and co-minister at Interfaith Talk Radio, and adjunct faculty at Seattle University. Jamal is passionate about interfaith community building.
Gabriele Uhlein, OSF, Ph.D., a vowed Franciscan sister, artist and retreat director.
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