Peace prayer for Christchurch
Rabbi, priest and Imam of the House of One invite you to a prayer for peace. Together, each in his own tradition, we want to commemorate the dead of Christchurch and share the grief.
49 people died in Christchurch. They gathered in the mosque on Friday to pray when the perpetrator came. We want to remember the murdered and pray for them, for their families, for their friends.
Imam Kadir Sanci: "I also ask you, in your own way and tradition, to think of the victims, to pray for them. We are from God and we return to God. Inna lillahi we inna ileyhi radschi'un. Amin. So it says in the Koran. And so I pray for the dead."
"We - Jews, Christians and Muslims - want to pray side by side, because all people, regardless of what they believe, are part of a human family," said Pastor Gregor Hohberg. "Prayer, not revenge, is our answer to the hatred that turns fellow men into enemies."
Rabbi Andreas Nachama: "May the memory of these sacrifices become a blessing - may not only the people who are of good will, but all see that in every man created in the image of God there is a spark of divine blessing and with every murder a piece of divinity is destroyed".
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.
In times of growing anti-Semitism, the Berlin congregation of St. Peter's and St. Mary's together with Rabbi Andreas Nachama (House of One) set a sign of admonition and reconciliation. With an inter-religious prayer for peace, after more than 80 years a replica of the former Tetragram (the Hebrew name of God JHWH) is attached to the Parochial Church.
Philosopher Wilhelm Schmid, action artist of the Center for Political Beauty, Philipp Ruch, and the three clergymen of the House of One - Rabbi Dr. Andreas Nachama, Pastor Gregor Hohberg and Imam Osman Örs - in a conversation about Lessing's Nathan the Wise and the coexistence of people of different origin, religion and worldview.
"Frauen sind missratene Männer." So beschrieb es der Philosoph und Theologe Thomas von Aquin im 13. Jahrhundert. Auch andere Religionen setzten Frauen enge Grenzen und tun es zum Teil bis heute. In einem mehrtägigen Workshop wird die heutige Realität von Frauen im Judentum, Christentum und dem Islam beleuchtet.
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.