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‘House of One’ — unique Berlin project for three religions to share one building

The foundation stone of “The House of One” will be laid in Berlin on 27 May. It is a unique venture, the first house of prayer and sacred building planned from the start by Christians, Jews and Muslims. Each will have their own space for worship, with doors that open onto a shared “fourth room”, encouraging conversation and fellowship. Project leaders told a Religion Media Centre briefing that it is a symbol of how humanity can move on from conflict to dialogue and peace-making yesterday.

Ruth Peacock hosted with guests Imam Osman Oers and Sophia Athie, director of development, House of One; Daniel Leon, initiator of “Friday Saturday Sunday” architecture project; Sir Bernard Rix, chairman of CoExist House; Canon David Thomas, Wells Cathedral and emeritus professor at Birmingham University; the Rev Jessica Foster, Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham; Imam Qari Asim, chairman of Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board; Rabbi Alex Goldberg, dean of religious life and belief and co-ordinating chaplain at Surrey University.

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Report: ‘House of One’ — unique Berlin project for three religions to share one building

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“Building the House of One is our main goal but without a soul or a heart it is meaningless”.
Imam Osman Örs of the House of One


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