Here are some intra religious cities with a rich mix of holy sites, all concentrated in less than one square kilometer
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There are many cities in the world where mosques, churches, and temples can be found next to each other. Such proximity proves that communication between different religions is not only possible but is practiced every day by people around the globe.
Here are some cities with a rich mix of holy sites and places of worship of different religions, all concentrated in less than one square kilometer:
Berlin tops the list of inter-religious cities, as Christians, Muslims, and Jews are to be united for worship under one roof in a groundbreaking project called ‘House of One’.
A church, a synagogue, and a mosque will be combined on the site. The three separate sections will be linked by a communal room in the center of the building. The area will serve as a meeting place – a space for inter-religious dialogue where worshippers and the public can come together and learn more about these religions and one another.
In Jerusalem, in an area of just one square kilometer, there is the Al Aqsa mosque, The 690 AD Islamic shrine Dome of the Rock, the Church of the Condemnation and the Imposition of the Cross, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Russian Orthodox Church of Mary Magdalene, St. Anne’s Church, and the al-Buraq Wall. The area also has the Temple Mount, a holy site at the top of a hill known as the Noble Sanctuary containing Islamic, Christian, and Jewish structures.
Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and other faiths all coexist in close proximity in Singapore. Walking in the city center, one comes across five different holy sites. They run in close succession along less than one square kilometer. The Masjid Al Abrar Mosque, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Sri Mariamman Hindu temple, Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church, and Chinese temple Thian Hock Keng are all next to one another.
In Istanbul’s Fener area, in less than one square kilometer you can find six holy places including, the Fethiye Mosque, The 15th-century Ahrida Synagogue of Istanbul, St. Mary of the Mongols Church, Patriarch of Constantinople Orthodox Church, the Gul Mosque, and the Yavuz Selim Mosque.
The number of different holy sites that one can find concentrated in about one square kilometer in the Indian city of Mumbai is very impressive . The Jama Masjid mosque, the Church of Our Lady of Health Cavel, Shaar Harahamim Synagogue, Parsi Agiary Zoroastrian temple, and several Hindu temples are all in the same neighborhood.
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