September 2019 marks the 800th anniversary of the historic encounter between St Francis of Assisi and Sultan Malik al-Kamil of Egypt.

During the height of the Fifth Crusade, 1219, Francis and his companion, at the risk of their lives, crossed the no man’s land between the two warring armies on a mission of peace.

Francis was received in the court of Sultan Malik al-Kamil of Egypt. Two men of faith, a Christian and a Muslim, together defied a century of war and distrust in search of mutual respect and peace.

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To commemorate this dramatic meeting, a special screening of The Sultan and the Saint, an Emmy-nominated docudrama by Unity Productions Foundation, which tells this very story has been organised.

This once-only event will be screened at Event Cinemas in Westfield Parramatta at 7.00 pm on Thursday  5 September. There are no door sales. Tickets are $12 and must be purchased in advance online at Humanitix: https://events.humanitix.com.au/the-sultan-and-the-saint-8ooth-anniversary.

The screening is co-hosted by Affinity Intercultural Foundation, the Columban Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations, the Diocese of Parramatta, the Islamic Sciences & Research Academy of Australia (ISRA), and the Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of NSW & ACT.

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