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Francis and the Sultan
- Course Dates: Mon 16 September, 10:30 am to Tue 17 September, 4:30 pm
This conference will explore the meeting in 1219 during the Fifth Crusade of St Francis of Assisi and Sultan Malik al-Kamil, as inspiration for Christian-Muslim dialogue today.
The event is offered in partnership with the Third Order of the Society of St Francis (TSSF).
A Tale of Two movements: A comparison of The Third Order, SSF and Tablighi Jama’at (Andrew Todd & Riyaz Timol)
Enabling an interfaith walk (Leonie Northcote)
A local interfaith group using the way of counsel (Stephen and Mary Ashton)
Exploring the history of the encounter between Francis and the Sultan (Sian Dawson)
Following St Francis:
how inter-faith encounter changes everything
with Mary and Stephen Ashton who run the Llansôr Mill Trust, a 25-acre oasis half way between Bristol and Cardiff. Among the various events here, we’ve established a Muslim- Christian group, which over the last couple of years has sought to follow in the footsteps of the encounter between St Francis and Sultan Malak al-Kamil, exactly 800 years ago. In this workshop we and some of our Muslim and Christian friends will try to show you something of what makes our encounter special and how, after a mere 800 years, perhaps we’re beginning to ‘get it’…