A 13th Century all-in-one-church-synagogue-mosque which was destroyed during the World War II; is expected to be rebuilt in German capital.
According to details, an all-in-one-church-synagogue-mosque, which is world’s first ever of its kind is likely to be reconstructed. This all-in-one-church-synagogue-mosque is called “House of One.”
House of One, was in fact a church which was constructed in the middle Berlin. The property actually belongs to the church. However, the church authorities have decided to build spaces for Jews, Muslims, and Christians, instead of building only a chapel.
Frithjof Timm- a theologian and speaker of the House of One said, “They had to face the question of what do we do with this ground, and what do we want to give back to the city, what do we need in this time?”
In the view of Frithjof Tim, the underlying idea behind this project was to muster all the people of the vicinity; regardless of their religion. “The minister had the vision that there could be a table on this former parking lot. People from different religions could sit together, and eat together, and be together.”
A Christian pastor in collaboration with a Rabbi and an Imam have decided to initiate
a competition regarding design of the building of House of One. By asking for building designs from people, the three of them intended to make sure that as many people possible in this project.
A Christian pastor in collaboration with a Rabbi and an Imam have decided to initiate a competition inviting designs for the building of House of One, from people. By asking for building designs from people, the three of them intended to make sure that as many as possible, individuals from three religions participate in this project.
Furthermore, Frithjof Tim put in plain words that this decision is ostensibly a practical decision for several reasons. Berlin is a city where not so religious people reside, “We don’t have that much money to keep a new church alive. We don’t have so many Christian people to fill up a new church.”