Beyond Damietta: from Francis and the Sultan to the Future

2019 witnessed a number of events recalling the encounter between St. Francis of Assisi and the Ayyūbid Sultan al-Malik al-Kāmil eight hundred years ago. Now that the anniversary has passed, a roundtable discussion looks to the future of Muslim-Christian relations, particularly in connection with the Franciscan family.

In an atmosphere of prayerful reflection, panelists will discuss recent initiatives and possible initiatives to advance dialogue and will invite those in attendance to surface their own ideas – as concretely and practically as possible – for how Christians and Muslims can together move beyond Damietta.


Mustafa Cenap Aydin
Istituto Internazionale Jacques Maritain

Nadjia Kebour
Istituto Tevere

Jason Welle OFM
Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies

Monday, 13 January 2020 – 6:00 P.M. at the Centro Pro Unione, Via Santa Maria dell’Anima, 30 · Rome – 1st floor (Piazza Navona)

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