Abrahamic Family House in Abu Dhabi

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Abrahamic Family House model © flickr.com - U.S. Embassy Jerusalem/cc-by-2.0

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The Abrahamic Family House is an interfaith complex on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The undertaking was inspired by the Document on Human Fraternity signed by Pope Francis on behalf of the Catholic Church and Ahmed El-Tayeb on behalf of the al-Azhar Mosque on Feb. 4, 2019 in Abu Dhabi. It houses the St. Francis Church, Imam Al-Tayeb Mosque and Moses Ben Maimon Synagogue in separate structures.

The project was announced by Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, on Feb. 5, 2019 at a meeting of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity at the New York Public Library.

It was officially inaugurated on 16 February 2023 by Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, and Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence.

© abrahamicfamilyhouse.ae Eminence Ahmed El-Tayeb Mosque © abrahamicfamilyhouse.ae St. Francis Church © abrahamicfamilyhouse.ae Moses Ben Maimon Synagogue © abrahamicfamilyhouse.ae Abrahamic Family House model © flickr.com - U.S. Embassy Jerusalem/cc-by-2.0
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The implementation of the project is supervised by the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity (HCHF). The space’s design is similar to that of the Tri-Faith Commons in the US.

The Abrahamic Family House inspired an epic symphony of peace, love and tolerance “Symphony of Three” composed by Ihab Darwish, John Debney and David Shire. The symphonic performance commissioned and produced by Abu Dhabi Festival, and co-produced by Zofia Jeziorna, Ihab Darwish and Robert Townson, brought together vocal ensembles, composers and musicians from Christian, Jewish and Muslim backgrounds to celebrate dialogue among different faiths.

The Abrahamic Family House aims to serve as a community for inter-religious dialogue and exchange and be a physical manifestation of the Document on Human Fraternity. It will provide learning resources as well as spaces for worship. The complex seeks to represent interfaith co-existence, preserves the unique character of the religions represented and build bridges between human civilization and the Abrahamic messages.

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