From peace prayers to the fall of the Berlin Wall9. November: Orte der Religionen als Keimzellen der gewaltlosen Freiheitsbewegung
The churches in the former GDR played an important role in the peaceful revolution 30 years ago. Together with the Berlin based congregation Versöhnungsgemeinde and the Berlin Forum of Religions, the Jews, Christians and Muslims of the House of One and numerous representatives of other religions commemorate these dramatic months in 1989 two days before the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9.
Open doors instead of closed borders, prayers instead of violence - this was the motto of the churches in the GDR, from whose peace prayers the protests against the then regime in East Berlin started. With a multi-religious peace prayer of the many the house invites to a commemoration in the reconciliation chapel on the former wall strip and continues this tradition.
Even today, open doors are needed to enable people of different worldviews, cultures and views to live together. Side by side we want to set a sign for a peaceful coexistence in the middle of the former wall strip.
When? Thursday, November 7 at 10.30 a.m.
Where? Kapelle der Versöhnung, Bernauer Straße 4 (junction Hussitenstraße), 10115 Berlin
Rabbiner Andreas Nachama (House of One)
Pfarrer Gregor Hohberg (House of One)
Pfarrer Thomas Jeutner (Versöhnungsgemeinde)
Imam Osman Örs (House of One)
Reverent Jage-Bowler (St. George's Anglican Church)
Imam Taha Sabri (Dar-as-Salam Moschee)
Rabbiner Aaron Hammel (Chabad Lubawitsch)
Bernd Streich (Diözesanrat der Katholiken im Erzbistum)
Imam Said Ahmed Arif (Khadija Moschee)
Petra-Beate Schildbach (Sufi-Bewegung)
Peter Amsler (Bahai)
Gerdi Nützel (Evangelische Kirche)
Patricia Wulle (Asatru)
Haldhara Thaler (Hindu-Gemeinde)
Michael Bäumer (Soka Gakkai, Buddhist)
- The chapel is not heated, please dress warmly -
Afterwards there will be a small reception in the rooms of the congregation.
The number of projects in which several religions come together and share a house is growing worldwide. For the first time, the House of One is inviting several multi-religious houses to a - corona-related virtual - conference on Tuesday.
Juden, Christen und Muslime – Frauen wie Männer – des House of One laden zum gemeinsamen multireligiösen Gedenken am 9. Oktober, dem Jahrestag des Terroranschlags in Halle ein. Das Gebet kann via Stream auf dieser Webseite mitverfolgt werden.