Mar-26 Sydney: Freedom Talk

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Munjed Al Muderis fled Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, endured a terrifying sea journey to Australia and then faced brutal mandatory detention in the remote north of Western Australia.

He now resides in Sydney and is an internationally celebrated orthopaedic surgeon whose pioneering technique of osseointegration implants titanium rods into the human skeleton and attaches robotic limbs, allowing amputee patients genuine, effective and permanent mobility.

Munjed has performed this operation on hundreds of Australian civilians, wounded British soldiers who’ve lost legs in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a survivor of the Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand. None of this has been as extraordinary as his return to Iraq after eighteen years at the invitation of the Iraqi government to operate on soldiers, police and civilian amputees wounded in the horrific war against ISIS

Shalom will be presenting an evening called Freedom Talk featuring the esteemed Munjed Al Muderis in conversation with Channel 7 News Melbourne journalist Jodi Lee. He will talk about the concept of “freedom” and what it means to him in the context of his life story having lived under an oppressive regime, detained as a refugee and now as a surgeon free to share his gift with those in need. The ticket price will include a donation to the Al Muderis Foundation which has been established by Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis as a not for profit charity, that supports humanitarian medical missions around the world.

Munjed’s incredible story has received focus from the media over the past few years and he was featured on a captivating segment of Australian 60 Minutes. He has also written a best-selling memoir called Walking Free, which is published by Allen & Unwin.
This promises to be a fascinating conversation and Shalom is expecting the event to be a sell-out. Tickets can be booked at

Freedom Talk – Dr Munjed Al Muderis
Tuesday 26 March, 7pm | Freedom Hub, Waterloo | $25


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