Jerusalem interfaith event to bring together leaders of Abrahamic faiths


 

(JNS.org) A new interfaith and spiritual gathering of Christians, Jews and Muslims will take place in Jerusalem this September.

Religious symbols of three of the monotheistic religions. Credit: AnonMoos via Wikimedia Commons.

"Amen-A House of Prayer For All Believers", part of the 2016 Mekudeshet Festival from September 4-23, is an initiative created by the Jerusalem Season of Culture, an annual festival in Jerusalem, to bring together the world's three major faiths "who share a belief in one God and a boundless love for Jerusalem to dialogue, study, sing and pray together in one temporary house of worship," said a press release.

Artists, actors, musicians and media figures from around the world are expected to participate in the event.

“We will study, argue -- yes, this is also allowed -- and pray -- together and alone. We will see if it is possible, despite all the corporeal difficulties and earthly obstacles, to create a new reality,” said Mekudeshet Artistic Director Itay Mautner.

For a month, representatives from all three religions will offer a series of discussions at the Jerusalem Music Center, with options to pray three different times per day in Arabic, Hebrew and Coptic.

“It is nothing short of a miracle that between four walls, we will inaugurate a temporary home for the three religions that share Jerusalem and for all those who wish to dwell under the wings of the Almighty,” said Mautner.

Posted on August 11, 2016 .