A house of three religions built for manyHouse of One stellt sich in Karl Rahner Akademie Köln vor
Roland Stolte, Chairman of the Administrative Board and responsible for the idea and conception of the House of One, presents the project at the Karl Rahner Academy Cologne.
With the "House of One", Jews, Christians and Muslims in Berlin have set out to plan, build and fill with life a completely new, future-oriented sacred building. This extraordinary project started in 2010.
After the architectural competition in 2012, KuehnMalvezzi was commissioned with the planning. The foundation stone will be laid in spring 2020. After ten years of development, this local project has become an international movement, with a worldwide reception as a built symbol of peace for religions, with subsidiary projects in Africa and Europe.
Globalisation of Religions
How is it to be classified if - right in the heart of secular Berlin - the religions are made public in a prominent way with this project and with great social attention? And what do the cooperations with the partner projects worldwide mean for a "globalization of religions" in the good sense, which already 50 years ago Karl Rahner in the wake of the 11th Vatican Council saw a new world church coming into being?
A broad-based fundraising and participation campaign makes the realization possible. But the public sector is also interested in this interreligious idea. The Federal Government and the State of Berlin support the "House of One" financially.
Jews, Christians and Muslims of the House of One wholeheartedly follow the global call for prayer on May 14 at 2 p.m. of the "Higher Committee on human fraternity" (HCHF). This call is to create solidarity and togetherness across all borders. The Covid-19 pandemic has shown just how vulnerable humans are. We are connected around the world through this shared experience, tragically an experience of suffering.
After more than ten years of intensive discussion, idea development and planning, the time for the groundbreaking ceremony should have come but due to the Corona crisis the event has been cancelled. This important step towards the structural completion of the multi-religious peace project is postponed.
Service for the Annunciation, the day on which Archangel Gabriel announced the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin. Not only Christians, but also Jews and Muslims know Mary. However, their ideas about her are quite different.