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Every town should have its ‘House of One’

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22 August 2014

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From Mr Paul Minter

Sir, - In my small seaside town of Bexhill, East Sussex, the churches are quietly closing, and those that are still open have elderly congregations - in some cases, just a handful of people. Nobody seems to have the answer.

I would like to draw your readers' attention to the House of One, planned for Berlin (News, 8 August): one building with separate synagogue, church, and mosque, and a central meeting area; members of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities working together while remaining true to their individual traditions.

I would like to try this with a closed church building in my town, St Andrew's: to invite the local Jewish and Muslim communities to divide this large building into four areas. I believe that this could be a money-saving project for all three faiths, and lead to more understanding and better community relations.

I really believe that this is the worldwide future of religion: that every town and city, not just in the UK, but across Europe and around the world, could have at least one House of One (God).

PAUL MINTER
1 Constable Way,
Bexhill East Sussex TN40 2UH

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