The Sultan and the Saint

Explore how Saint Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt risked it all to end the Crusades. A simple Christian friar and a mighty Muslim leader met on a bloody battlefield 800 years ago. What happened next changed world history.

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The Prophet Muhammad on Peace and Diplomacy

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Explore the sources of Muhammad’s teachings on peace and compromise.



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The Social Psychology of Inter-Group Conflict

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The cutting edge findings in social psychology and neuroscience.

Medieval Humanism in Islamic History

03:34

New scholarship is shedding light on a prior Islamic form of humanism.

The Role of Religion in Conflict Transformation

03:30

Neuroscientist Emile Bruneau discusses the psychology of conflict transformation.

Respect for Religious Minorities in Islam

02:13

espect for religious difference is a foundational ethical teaching in the Qur’an.

New Historical Perspectives on the Crusades

03:55

Scholars are re-thinking the chief causes that led to the Crusades.

The Rise of the Franciscan Movement

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Learn about what drew so many people to its message of peace and penance.