The Coexist House vision
"Significant, brave, fantastic"
Coexist House focus group participant, Muse audience research
WE'LL LOOK LIKE
an exhibition centre, media hub, sacred space, museum and, above all, place for learning. Expect to see rich colours and decorations, expect to smell citrus and cinnamon, expect to hear world music and lively debate, expect to experience stillness and reflective moments, expect to enter places in your imagination that you don't often visit.
Hospitality will be at the heart of Coexist House, with a vibrant restaurant and café whose menu follows the seasons and festivals of the great faiths. We anticipate that Coexist House will find its home in a dedicated, independent building, with a Central London location on a major tourist route through the city.
is to create the world’s leading and most innovative visitors centre for learning about religions in the heart of London, celebrating the diversity of the world’s faiths, engaging the public’s imagination, and building understanding and respect.
is of a world with greater religious and cultural understanding, achieved through a better and deeper level of education surrounding the world’s faiths.
spans all ages, religions, and educational backgrounds. The house will be at once a reflective and spiritual space and an active learning institution, open and accessible to all - believers and non-believers. Programmes for Coexist House will be geared towards enhancing the National Curriculum, and will reach out to school children and teachers
will include exhibitions, conferences, films, lectures, meetings, seminars, performance, drama, dance and song...
will be global. Coexist House will create a world with greater religious understanding, achieved through a better and deeper level of education surrounding the world’s faiths. It will provide a blueprint which can be replicated in other cities worldwide