The Sultan and the Saint
July 2017
 A Film about Muslim-Christian Peace

Saturday 29 July 2017 from 7.00pm-9.00pm at Western Sydney University, Parramatta South Campus 

This new docudrama from Unity Productions Foundation in the USA presents the historic meeting nearly 800 years ago between St Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt, Malik Al-Kamil, in the midst of the conflict of the Fifth Crusade. 

At Damietta in Egypt, at the height of the war, St Francis and his companion crossed no man’s land between the two opposing armies from the Christian camp to the Sultan’s camp and spent some days there meeting and discussing with the Sultan and his court.

This remarkable encounter — and the commitment to peace of the two people involved — changed the relationship between Muslims and Christians for the better. For more information about the film, visit:  

General admission ticket $10. Book at Bookings close on Monday 24 July.

Journalist Hugh Riminton will be the MC for the premiere. Following the screening, there will be a formal response from a Muslim theologian, Assoc Professor Mehmet Ozalp, and Br Matthew Beckmann OFM. Audience discussion will continue over refreshments.

The screening is being co-hosted by Affinity Intercultural Foundation, Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay, Columban Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations, Diocese of Parramatta, Franciscan Friars, Islamic Sciences and Research Academy (ISRA), Uniting Church in Australia, and Western Sydney University.