This 3-minute documentary is a brief outline of how Father Dave and Sheikh Mansour became friends.

The documentary was put together by Dave Mitchell – a friend of Father Dave’s and a fellow parishioner at Holy Trinity Dulwich Hill.  Mitchell wanted to know how the friendship developed in the midst of so much nation-wide Islamophobia.

This is a low-budget doco, but I think Dave did a magnificent job in getting the message through. And the message is this: that Christians and Muslims can be friends.

Prejudice is always based on ignorance, and in the case of the Australian Islamic community the media has done a great job of reinforcing stereotypes and maintaining ignorance.

Father Dave says “change begins when we move beyond talking about our Muslim neighbours and start talking to them.” and that’s the story behind ‘Fists of Affection’