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Abrahamic Family House, Designed by Adjaye Associates. located in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, is a groundbreaking project aimed at promoting interfaith dialogue and understanding among the three Abrahamic religions: Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. The project was first announced in 2019 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The Abrahamic Family House will consist of a mosque, a church, and a synagogue, all connected by a central garden and a shared visitor center. The mosque, named after Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham), will be a contemporary interpretation of Islamic architecture, designed to accommodate 1,200 worshippers. The church, named after Saint Francis of Assisi, will be a Roman Catholic church that can accommodate up to 700 people. The synagogue, named after Rabbi Abraham, will be a traditional synagogue with a capacity of 500 people.
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Central garden of the Abrahamic Family House will be a symbol of unity and peace, designed to promote interfaith dialogue and understanding. The garden will feature plants and trees that are significant in the Abrahamic religions, such as olive trees, fig trees, and date palms. It will also have a reflecting pool and a children's playground. The visitor center, which will be located at the entrance of the Abrahamic Family House, will provide information about the three religions and their shared history. It will also host educational and cultural programs aimed at promoting interfaith dialogue and understanding. The Abrahamic Family House is part of the UAE's broader efforts to promote tolerance, coexistence, and peaceful dialogue among different cultures and religions. In 2019, the UAE established the Ministry of Tolerance, which aims to promote the values of tolerance and coexistence among different communities in the country.
The Abrahamic Family House is a testament to the UAE's commitment to promoting interfaith dialogue and understanding. It is also a unique project that is likely to attract visitors from around the world, who are interested in learning more about the three Abrahamic religions and their shared history is groundbreaking project that aims to promote interfaith dialogue and understanding among the three Abrahamic religions. It is a symbol of the UAE's commitment to promoting tolerance, coexistence, and peaceful dialogue among different cultures and religions. The Abrahamic Family House is an important step towards building a more peaceful and tolerant world.
#AbrahamicFamilyHouse has been inaugurated with a ceremony reflecting our diverse beliefs, founded on common humanity. People are welcome to come and practice faith in the three houses of worship from 16 February. Access to the forum and guided tours will be available to visitors from 1 March 2023.
For more information: https://www.abrahamicfamilyhouse.ae