The concept

In Berlin, where once religious emancipation and enlightenment became a European project through the friendship of Lessing and Moses Mendelssohn, where in 1989 the "iron curtain" fell by the power of words and the power of non-violent resistance, the House of One will be a place where the coexistence of religions is lived peacefully, in great openness and appreciation of diversity.


The project began 2011 with the establishment of structures for equally owned action. Since then much has happened: a global architectural competition in 2012 and the start of a global fundraising campaign 2014 .Although the House of One has not been built yet, there is already a house full of life. Partnerships throughout the world, events and school projects make tangible that religions can be an asset - putting a model of a peaceful coexistence opposed to all atrocities committed in the name of religion.

The charter

The key document of the House of One is a charter that was adopted on october 11th 2011. Here the theological basis and the guidelines of the concept of the House of One are set. A central section of the Charter addresses the question of how the great diversity within religions can find place in the House pof One.


The idea of The House of One in Berlin / Die Idee des House of One in Berlin (german version)


After he received the Nobel Peace Prize 1964 Martin Luther King wrote: “We have inherited a large house, a great ’world house’ in which we have to live together - black and white, Easterner and Westerner, Gentile and Jew, Catholic and Protestant, Muslim and Hindu - a family unduly separated in ideas, culture and interest, who, because we can never again live apart, must learn somehow to live with each other in peace.”

Did we make any progress since then? Much too little. In the world house the House of One will bee a symbol of peaceful dialogue.