Escondido, CA

“Escondido Together” hosts free event in observance of Peace Day

The interfaith leaders of Escondido, known as Escondido Together, invite all to a free event in observance of International Day of Peace. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all of humanity to commit to Peace above all differences. 

Escondido Together is hosting a viewing of “The Sultan and the Saint,” a docudrama film about Muslim-Christian peacemaking, with a discussion to follow. The film tells one of the great, lost stories of history, and one that speaks with urgency to our present.

A free screening of “The Sultan and the Saint” and a discussion to follow will be held Sunday, September 22, 3  p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Women’s Club of Escondido, 751 N. Rose St.

Set during the Crusades, “The Sultan and the Saint” is about two men of faith, one an itinerant Christian preacher, the other a ruler of a Muslim Kingdom, who bucked a century of war, distrust, and insidious propaganda in the search for peace. It is the story of Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt, and their meeting on a bloody battlefield, when one of the largest Crusader armies ever assembled tried to conquer Egypt.

The following faith communities of Escondido Together are sponsoring this event: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Chalice Unitarian Universalist Congregation, First Congregational Church of Escondido, Hidden Valley Zen Center, Islamic Center of Escondido, Baha’i Faith of Escondido, Trinity Episcopal Church, Resurrection Catholic Church, American Universalist Temple.

For more details, contact The Rev. Meg Decker 760 743-1629.  

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