Christians, Jews, and Muslims to Share Berlin’s Faith Center

A faith center has risen, which will bring Christians, Jews, and Muslims together. It has already been called…
Christians, Jews, and Muslims to Share Berlin’s Faith center

A faith center has risen, which will bring Christians, Jews, and Muslims together. It has already been called a “churmosquagogue”.

The House of One foundation stone in Berlin will be laid during a ceremony on May 27th. This ends a decade of planning and the start of a construction that should last four years.

This building worth 47m euros, designed by Kuehn Malvezzi (a Berlin Architect), will include a church, a synagogue, and a mosque. They will all be linked to one meeting space.

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Those having other faiths and those with none can attend discussions and events in the large hall. A Christian theologian that assisted in starting the project, Roland Stolte said:

The idea is pretty simple. We wanted to build a house of prayer and learning, where these three religions could co-exist while each retaining their own identity.

Roland Stolte

Stolte revealed that many faith communities, as well as the public have supported this project – The faith center. Although, there were some issues. He said:

In the first few years there were some fears that we were mixing religions or trying to create a new religion

Roland Stolte

He revealed that the idea to add those without faith to the plan proved to be a very important part of the project. He said:

East Berlin is a very secular place. Religious institutions have to find new language and ways to be relevant, and to make connections.

Roland Stolte

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