The Coexist House vision
"Significant, brave, fantastic"
Coexist House focus group participant, Muse audience research
COEXIST HOUSE WILL be a place of education and learning; a place to meet and gather; an exhibition centre, a spiritual space, a place of history, a museum, a media hub, a gallery for art, a platform for music, a stage for congress, seminar, lecture, places to eat and share the endlessly varying culture-related cuisine. Expect sight of rich colours and decorations, expect scents of citrus and cinnamon, expect to hear world music and lively debate, expect to find stillness and reflective moments, expect to fly in your imagination to new thoughts and places. Coexist House will be hospitable, with a vibrant restaurant and café whose menu follows the seasons and festivals of the world's faiths. Coexist House will identify a home in a dedicated space in the heart of London, on a major visitors' pathway through the city.
OUR AIM is to create the world’s leading and highly innovative visitors' centre, in the heart of London, for learning about the world's faiths, celebrating the diversity of the world’s beliefs and religions, engaging the public’s imagination and understanding, to establish and build mutual and universal respect.
OUR VISION is of a world with greater religious and cultural perceptions and acceptance, achieved through a better and deeper level of education surrounding the world’s faiths.
OUR AUDIENCE spans all ages, religions, all educational backgrounds. The House will be at once a reflective and spiritual space whilst being a proactive, vibrant place of learning and academia. It will be open and accessible to all - people of all faiths and no faith. Programmes for Coexist House will have some focus to enhance the National Curriculum, and will reach out to all school children and teachers as well as undergraduates and scholars..
OUR PROGRAMMES will include exhibitions, conferences, films, lectures, meetings, seminars, performance, drama, dance and song...
OUR IMPACT in time will be global. Coexist House will establish and develop a place of greater understanding of all religious practices through a better, greater and more profound level of education surrounding the world’s faiths. It will identify and establish a template model, a Coexist House to be established in cities worldwide.