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Abrahamic Family House

By William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine, Oct. 25, 2021

William Kilpatrick taught for many years at Boston College. He is the author of several books about cultural and religious issues, including …

The Abrahamic Family House is scheduled to open in Abu Dhabi in 2022. It will consist of three main buildings—a mosque, a church, and a synagogue. A project of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity (HCHF), the Abrahamic Family House was inspired by the 2019 Document on Human Fraternity signed by Pope Francis and Grand Imam Ahmed el-Tayeb. According to the Chairman of the HCHF, the site “epitomizes interfaith harmonious coexistence and preserves the unique character of each religion.”

The main push for harmonizing the three Abrahamic faiths comes from Pope Francis. He has long advocated for various religions to unite under common beliefs and values. The hitch is that the common beliefs and values described in the Document on Human Fraternity are mostly humanistic values—tolerance, acceptance, fraternity, mutual understanding, and so forth. God is mentioned frequently, but He is a generic God. He has created all human beings equally and wants them to live together in peace and harmony as brothers and sisters. ….