Title: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FRANCIS AND THE SULTAN: A MODEL FOR PEACEMAKING
Description:
This two-part film examines contemporary issues of interreligious understanding grounded in the timeless Franciscan tradition of tolerance, peacemaking, and social justice. Follow St. Francis of Assisi as he travels to the Middle East to meet Sultan Malek al-Kamil in 1219. This journey becomes a historic symbol for peace as Francis crosses the battle line of the Crusades and reaches out to the enemy. These countercultural efforts of Francis, a simple friar, and the sultan, the leader of the Muslim forces of the Levant, made these men most unusual in their time. Through them, we see an example that speaks to us today as we work to achieve understanding among peoples of different backgrounds, faith traditions, cultures, and ethnicities. This program provides a look at how the Franciscan model for interreligious dialogue developed and how that openness to dialogue, rooted in a fundamental respect for the other, is a pathway to peace. A DVD featuring two segments of about 24 minutes each is complimented by free resource material found here: Franciscanmedia.org/francissultan
Media ID: 61949
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Publisher: Video With Values
Level: SH-A

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult