We need to keep a distance. But times of crisis well get us to move closer together.
A striking example takes place these days in Berlin, where the solidarity in the truth shows itself from its beautiful side in the district of Neukölln.
Here, in the lutheran Martha-church extended a helping hand to the nearby Dar Assalam mosque. Or more specifically, a helping area.
the Church has thus set its kvardratmeter available for the muslim neighbours. It writes several international media, including Al Jazeera.
They have long suffered a lack of space to islamic as a result of the German restrictions, which due to the coronavirus to keep at least a one and a half meters distance between each other.
This has led to a number of participants in the Dar Assalam mosque, the maximum would be 50. Far fewer than the normal number of visitors.
But now more muslims coming together again. Under the new roof. And it creates of course the joy of Taha Sabry, who is the imam of the Dar Assalam mosque.
- These associations happen due to solidarity. The church saw how the muslims suffered, and asked us: 'Have a need for space to pray?' Here is a great example of solidarity in these times, says Taha Sabry.
the Joy is reciprocated with the pastor at Martha church, Monika, Matthias, who even took part in one of the first prayers in the church. Here contributed with a speech in German to the attending muslims.
- This has brought us closer to each other. Whether the cooperation will continue, and in what degree, is still an open question. But I think, that we learn to know each other better - and to experience this together in this time - come out stronger for it, which is in front of us, " says Matthias.