The Sultan and the Saint: A Two Day Summit on Building Christian-Muslim Relationships


Unity Productions Foundation, in partnership with the Franciscan Action Network and the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University, is hosting a two-day leadership summit to build peace and strengthen relations between Muslims and Christians across the United States. Leveraging the powerful new docudrama film produced by UPF, The Sultan and the Saint( and inspired by the courage and peacebuilding efforts of St. Francis of Assisi and Sultan al Kamil during the height of the Crusades’ deadly conflict, this summit will bring 75 – 100 key Muslim and Christian Pastors, Imams, writers, activists, thought leaders and others together to forge positive new relationships and collaborate for good. The purpose of the summit is to develop action plans for local collaboration and best practices in promoting strategies to build relationships focused on proactively addressing Islamophobia at the local and national levels.

Peace Requires Encounter: A Two-Day Summit on Building Relationships, opening on the evening of March 17th and ending on the 19th, will be held at Georgetown University in the heart of the nation’s capitol. Hosted by the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, the event will center around an all- day workshop and team-building training during the day on Saturday the 18th, and then followed by a film premiere on Saturday night of UPF’s The Sultan and the Saint, a 60-minute documentary film. Following the film screening, senior faith leaders and activists will discuss the film’s message and ways the two faith communities can bridge divides. Participants are being invited from around the country and will be trained in using the film in their local communities.

* Attendees are encouraged to help bring The Sultan and the Saint film to their community and to further expose the film to their respective network and or organization.

To register for travel and lodging assistance, please visit this page to apply for limited stipends to attend:



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