An Experiment In Sharing: One Building, 3 Religions

Brookville Church in Long Island was built in 1732, it is home to a picturesque steeple, classic architecture and four, inter-faith congregations. The Muslim Reform Movement Organization, New Synagogue of Long Island and Interfaith Community of Long Island all share this tiny building. Not only do they rotate services through the space, they also blend services and support interfaith families.

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Why this story matters for Church Leaders: 

With all the bad press that the church gets in the news, most communities would benefit from seeing their faith-organizations present a united front of respect.

  • Interfaith Families– How can your church support and create space for interfaith families?
  • Know Your Neighbor- Do you know the interfaith leaders in your community? How would your town change if you worked together?
  • Common Roots- When it comes to Christianity and Judaism, we share a backstory, how can you incorporate traditional Jewish celebrations and teaching into your modern congregation?

How can your church work with the other faith communities in your town?

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