“Continuing a Dialogue with our Muslim Friends”
by Trevor Thompson, Director, Justice and Peace
A couple years ago, we hosted several events in partnership with the Islamic Association in Raleigh to better get to know each other. Many of you participated in these conversations. We now have another wonderful opportunity to join with our Muslim brothers and sisters to further deepen our understanding and love for each other. Using the story of St. Francis of Assisi meeting with a Muslim leader in the 13th century, this docudrama film offers an invitation to us to further follow the footsteps of St. Francis and be a brother and sister to all we encounter. We hope to see you there!
A Film Premiere for Unity Productions Foundation’s latest docudrama “The Sultan and the Saint”
Join us – Sunday, February 10th
at the NC State Witherspoon Theater 2810 Cates Ave. Raleigh, NC 27606
Doors open at 3:00 pm
Program begins at 3:15 pm
Free Admission – Suggested Donation: $5
Islamic Association of Raleigh, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, & NC State MSA
For more information, please contact:
Trevor Thompson ~ Trevor.firstname.lastname@example.org
During the Crusades, Saint Francis of Assisi risked his life by walking across enemy lines to meet the Sultan of Egypt, the Muslim ruler Al-Malik Al-Kamil. This remarkable encounter, and the commitment to peace of the two men behind it, sucked the venom out of the Crusades and changed the relationship between Muslims and Christians for the better.
Featuring dramatic reenactments and renowned scholarship, this amazing story is brought to life. Scholars interviewed include Michael Cusato (St. Bonaventure University), Sr. Kathy Warren (Sisters of St. Francis), Suleiman Mourad (Smith College), Homayra Ziad (Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies), Paul Moses (The Saint and the Sultan), and others.
Join us for this premiere to learn about the remarkable spiritual exchange between the Sultan and the Saint, and the great risks they took for peace.