St. Francis of Assisi and the Sultan

Joshua BensonThe
DC Public Library is pleased to present Dr. Joshua Benson, Assistant
Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology at The Catholic
University of America, who will discuss the historic visit of St.
Francis of Assisi to Sultan Malek al-Kamil in 1219 during the Fifth
Crusade and its implications for today's dialogue and relations between
Christians and Muslims.

This lecture will take place on Tuesday,
November 9, at 6:30 p.m.in the Philosophy, Sociology and Literature
Reading Room, Second Floor, Room 220, at the Martin Luther King Jr.
Memorial Library.

This program is free and open to the public.