Cliff Buchler
2 minute read
16 Jun 2021
5:00 am

Let’s taste heaven while we’re still alive

Cliff Buchler

A church in Berlin has been transformed into a common religious meeting place, and should serve as an example of religious tolerance for all.

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A Christian, Jew and Muslim bumped into each other. . . No, this is not the familiar start of a joke, but something more serious; in fact, uplifting. After 10 years of planning, a church in Berlin, razed by East German Communists during the Soviet era, has been transformed into a common religious meeting place. It’s the result of the three trying to find ways of uniting believers of all faiths to cultivate tolerance of each other’s beliefs and strive to live together in harmony. These sentiments I expressed a few years ago in a column in which I likened...