Friday, November 23, 2018

German Federal Government approves 10 Million Euro

This is an important step for financing of the interreligious House of One.

The Foundation House of One - Bet- und Lehrhaus receives 10 million Euro from the Federal Government for the construction of the planned interreligious sacred building in the heart of Berlin. This was decided by the Bundestag when it adopted the budget for 2019 in its second and third readings this Friday. "This is an important step towards the realisation of this extraordinary peace project in the heart of Berlin," said Roland Stolte, Director of the Foundation, commenting on the Parliament's decision. "With this decision, the Federal Government once again underlines its substantial support and goodwill towards the House of One.                                                                                       

The funds will be divided between 500,000 euros to be made available in 2019 and commitment appropriations totalling 9.5 million euros in subsequent years. However, the building will not be co-financed by the federal government until the state of Berlin also contributes at least 10 million euros and private donations of the same amount can be presented.