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
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).
1 Constable Way,
Bexhill East Sussex TN40 2UH