Film Depicts Muslim-Christian Peace, 1217-1221

Via Bill Butler in sunny Naples, FL:  Some of you will remember that NRCAT is the organization of which my friend Linda Gustitus was a VP, to which many UU congregations belong, and to which UUCF contributed split plate offerings a couple of times. A little late to do the “viewing party” activity, but perhaps you’ll choose to watch PBS (rather than “Lethal Weapon” or “The Flash”).


From: National Religious Campaign Against Torture <>

Subject: “The Sultan and the Saint” Airs on PBS Dec. 26

Date: December 19, 2017 at 6:18:19 PM EST


Dear Friends,

NRCAT is pleased to partner with Unity Productions Foundation and the Franciscan Action Network to invite you to watch the “The Sultan and the Saint” on PBS on December 26.  The film is a powerful depiction of Muslim-Christian peace, telling the story of St. Francis of Assisi’s trip to Egypt during the wars of the Fifth Crusade (1217-1221).  Francis enters Sultan al-Kamil’s military camp, and through dialogue and prayer, the two lay the groundwork for an end to the bloodshed.  

We encourage you to gather friends and family for a viewing party – sign up for a study guide and register your viewing event at  The film will air on many PBS stations around the country on December 26, check local listings.

After December 26, the film will be available for streaming, and on DVD. Sign-up to receive more information on getting your free DVD and study guide:

This one hour docu-drama includes reenactments of historical events and interviews with history scholars and religious leaders.  It is perfect for an interfaith event with neighboring faith communities or for a discussion in your congregation or school.  Sign-up to receive your free DVD:

If you host a viewing party, please be sure to tag us at @NRCATtweets in a tweet with a photo!


Rev. Ron Stief, Executive Director

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