A coalition of "Christians," "Jews," and "Muslims" laid on May 27 the foundation stone for the Berlin interfaith temple called "House of One" (in English).
The projected €50 million building is of startling ugliness. It will be financed by the German state, Berlin City and a crowdfunding campaign, and is built on the foundations of the Catholic St Peter Church which was damaged during Second World War and torn down by Communist East Germany in 1964.
The temple anticipates Francis’ Abrahamitic House in Abu Dhabi. For L’Osservatore Romano, it is an “innovative project that creates a common space for the three great, monotheistic religions." However, beyond the Vatican's ideology, reality is more complex.
The Muslim partner of the temple belongs to Fethullah Gülen's Hizmet movement, which is opposed by many Turkish Moslems in Germany.
The Jewish part is represented by Reform Judaism, a theological fringe group which is rejected by observant Jews.
Finally, "the Christians" are represented by the Lutheran Pastor Gregor Hohberg, a member of the "Evangelical Church in Germany" which promotes abortion, homosexualism, and gender ideology.
In just about every way except officially (and maybe even that, for all I know) the Church now teaches that all religions are just swell. And then the Church wonders why the former faithful have left her, why vocations are lagging, why "Catholic" politicians don't pay any attention to her..