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A Docudrama Film about Interfaith Listening and Dialogue
Thursday, February 21, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Temple Beth Shalom, 1322 E 30th Ave, Spokane 99203
The Sultan and the Saint 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 an itinerant 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. This is big history, important history.
Not only does it speak directly to the conflicts of today, the story itself is very dramatic with many fascinating twists and turns, and with central characters who are more compelling than even their legends claim.
On one hand there is Francis, a starry-eyed would-be knight in provincial Assisi, captured as a prisoner of war and imprisoned for a year, then released as an abused victim of violence, whose one solution to witnessing so much hatred was a radical reorganization of his life and values.
And there is a forgotten Muslim prince, the young nephew of the brilliant Saladin, Richard the Lionheart’s famous opponent, who was raised in the Sultan’s palace and groomed for the throne by his mother steeped in Islamic learning. Two more unlikely protagonists are hard to imagine. And yet the meeting between these two men, at a crossroads moment, changed history.
The film features interviews with the following renowned scholars, historians, and religious leaders.
summary from https://www.sultanandthesaintfilm.com/about-the-film/
H.O.M.E. (Happenings, Opportunities, Ministries, and Excitements) at Veradale United Church of Christ
Annual Budget Meeting and Potluck, This Sunday, February 3 immediately after worship
Directly after worship, we will have a short membership meeting to vote on the budget.
This will be followed by a potluck lunch.
Please, join us as we look toward our future.
This Saturday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m, join Spokane Faith and Values for a Coffee Talk forum on “The Future of Interfaith” Interfaith
We’ll be at the Origin Church, 5115 S. Freya Street. Pastor Gen is one of the panelists.
Please, Keep in Prayer
Deb and Melodie Bradshaw continue to recover from the flu.Please, text message them to offer support and ask about their needs.
Daniel Steinke as he seeks help to get well.
Marvin’s Dad who needs the courage to keep up with medical appointments.
Nancy and Tori as Nancy works to overcome cancer.
Remember, Plum Pudding and Silent Auction is this Sunday!
Up for bid, Large Canvas Image of Spokane Falls valued at $500, starting bid $125, Hoosier Antique Cabinet valued at $1400 starting bid $200, Antique Music Stand valued at $80 starting bid $30, Celebration Cupcakes values at $18 starting bid of $6, The MAX Restaurant gift certificate for $50 starting bid $25, and so much more!
RAINBOW HALLOWEEN DANCE
Join in the fun, dancing & DJ! Photographer available! Beer, Wine, Beverages & Snacks available for purchase at our Rainbow Halloween Dance on Saturday, October 28th
from 7-11pm. You must be 21 or older to attend. TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Tickets $10.00 each; available pre-sale by cash, check or credit card by calling the office at 926-7173 (M-F-9:30 – 12:30) or at the door. If you can volunteer to help with this FUN event, contact Ginny Foote at: 263-5656 or email@example.com. See the flyer for more information in the October Newsletter. Flyers will be in the October worship bulletins.
Hand them out to friends, neighbors and relatives (over 21 years) and invite them to attend this FUN event!