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The Sultan and The Saint Film Viewing
February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Vue Cinema, Cardiff Friday 15 February, same timing, 7.00-9.30 pm
(this event moved forward two weeks from fri 1st feb… wrong sort of snow)
Narrated by Jeremy Irons, the Sultan and the Saint film reveals one of the great but largely forgotten stories from history. Set in a past period of East-West conflict, it speaks with urgency to our present. Two men of faith, one an itinerant Christian preacher, the other the ruler of a Muslim Empire, bucked a century of war, distrust, and insidious propaganda in a search for mutual respect and common ground.
It is the story of Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt, and their meeting on a bloody battlefield during the period of Christian-Muslim conflict known as the Crusades. This is big history, important history. Not only does it speak directly to the conflicts of today, the story itself is very dramatic with many fascinating twists and turns, and with central characters who are more compelling than even their legends claim.
So join us for an extraordinary evening, in the company of St Francis of Assisi and Sultan Malak-al-Kamil… and celebrate the 800th anniversary year of this ground-breaking encounter which has so much to show us today.
At the gathering, we’ll have the local Christian and Muslim folk who have use this historic encounter to model their own contemporary one. We’ll try to show how we’ve used contemplative prayer and active listening, to make possible a valued encounter for everyone involved. And perhaps, just perhaps, you’ll be interested to consider using a similar approach for an encounter of your own…
To book your place(s) for the film showing at Vue Cardiff (details below) , please offer a donation using the ‘donate’ link. The donation can be any amount; it can be offered using a debit card, or a PayPal account if you have one. We hope for £4 per person to cover costs. If you can, please make your booking by Monday 28 January.
Please put a note in “Add special instructions to the seller” to tell us how many tickets you’d like. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!