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A church/mosque/synagogue is coming to Berlin

In Berlin, Christians, Muslims, and Jews will soon have the chance to worship under one roof.

Organizers are calling it the House of One, and it will go up in the Petriplatz in the center of the city, the BBC reports. It will be the home of a church, mosque, and synagogue, with all three being the same size, just a different shape. "What's interesting is that when you go back a long time, they share a lot of architectural typologies," architect Wilfried Kuehn told the BBC. "They are not so different."

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Six years ago, archeologists discovered the remains of an ancient graveyard, and local leaders decided that a place of worship should go on the site. The idea grew to include three faiths, and all parties are excited about the project. "Berlin is a city where people come together from all over the world, and we want to give a good example of togetherness," says Rev. Gregor Hohnberg, a Protestant parish pastor.