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.
As part of our discussion series, Haladhara Thaler will talk about "Hinduism between tradition and modernity" with Imam Osman Örs and Pastor Gregor Hohberg. The event will be moderated by Esther Hirsch. Haladhara Thaler was chairman of the Hindu Community Berlin for 25 years and is now a member of the leadership team of the Berlin Forum of Religions.
The House of One introduces itself. Imam Osman Örs and administrative director Roland Stolte talk about the work of the foundation, the planned sacred building on Petriplatz and the history of this primeval Berlin town as part of the excursion series Ortsbekenntnis - Bekenntnisorte der Guardini-Stiftung Ortsbekenntnis – Bekenntnisorte .Petriplatz - Baustelle House of One