‘The House of One’ – Muslims, Jews & Christians Coming Together
A group of Muslims, Jews and Christians joined together on Thursday 27th May 2021 to lay the foundation stone for a center that will house places of worship for each religion in a symbol of interfaith dialogue in the German capital.
‘The House of One’ project is the product of a grassroots group of three religious communities. The heads of Germany’s Central Council of Jews and Central Council of Muslims have welcomed the project and the religious exchange it aims to make possible. The initial idea came from a protestant church community which then joined forces with a Jewish community – with a rabbinical seminary – and a Muslim initiative for dialogue. The heads of Germany’s Central Council of Jews and Central Council of Muslims have welcomed the project and the religious exchange it aims to make possible.
Construction work, which started after 10 years of planning, will take four years and cost $57.67 million, with significant contributions from the German central and local government. See the project website here: ‘The House of One’ – Synagogue, Mosque & Church Muslims.
“The House of One project sends an important signal at this time,” Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, head of the Protestant church in Germany, told RND media. It is important that there be a place for connection and dialogue to take place.