Sunday, October 19, 2014

The House of One in Berlin: A Mosque, Synagogue, and Church—All Under the Same Roof

In Berlin something unique is created, the House of One: the world´s first common house of prayer and learning built for Jews, Christians and Muslims - synagogue, church and mosque under one roof. A house in which a shared central space gives room for encounter and discussion. A house of dialogue, understanding and peace.

Pastor Gregor Hohberg first put forward the idea of multi-faith building, and Rabbi Tovia Ben-Chorin and Imam Kadir Sanci have now joined him in the project. Each religion will have its own practice space, all equally sized but with different designs. There will also be a central room connecting the prayer rooms and providing an area where Christians, Muslims, and Jews can all meet, along with those of other faiths.

In 2012, local architect Wilfried Kuehn won a competition to design the building. Construction will begin next year and the doors will open in 2018. To raise money for construction a crowdfunding campaign is under way, with a target of $58.6 million.

Become a part of this hope-giving idea and help building The House of One. Here is the link

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