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7. Nov

“1219 – The Saint and the Sultan” – The Pera Ensemble and Mehmet Cemal Yeşilçay release their new album!

The Pera Ensemble and Mehmet Cemal Yeşilçay dedicate their new album to one of the historical key figures of Christian-Muslim friendship: Francis of Assisi.

Most people know Francis of Assisi as the founder of the Franciscan Order. What fewer people know is that he had the most important interreligious encounter between Christianity and Islam before exactly 800 years ago. During his journey to Egypt, a friendship developed between him and the Sultan Al-Malik Al-Kalim, which led strongly to the rapprochement of Christianity and Islam in the nevertheless very distant time.

The album “1219 – The Saint and the Sultan” is now available on CD, download, and stream.