The House of Devotion
Spiritual and Religious Activity at Sha'ar La'Adam - Bab L'il'Insan
The Sha'ar La'Adam - Bab l'il'Insan forest, situated amongst varied Galilean communities, is an excellent meeting point for an encounter between nature and the religious cultures surrounding it. The House of Gathering is planned to be a space for prayer and contemplation for Jews, Muslims and Christians – but not only; it will be devoted to any spiritual activity by people who seek some quiet time with the unseen world amidst today's heavily loaded lives. Sha'ar La'Adam – Bab Lil'Insan aspires to become a regional spiritual center, where activities inspired by anthroposophical world view can take place – a world-view that shall lead us to understand the various view-points of the cultures, traditions and religions in our cultures, traditions and religions of humanity.
We are happy to announce that the building process has started and that the House of Gathering will soon be inaugurated, forming a place that is open to all, is non-judgmental, and does not hold any one religion to be more important than another. Thus, this space shall help to develop a future way of religious unity and sharing, to act toward partnership and tolerance amongst Jews and Arabs in the Galilee, and to get the different cultures to recognize each other as part of a greater humanity.
Amongst other religious and spiritual activities, one of the events happening in the forest every two years is the "Peace Exercise Week" intended for adults from Israel, Palestine and from around the world, who deal with the question of cultural-religious identity. The Peace Exercise Week takes place in other conflict areas in the world as well, initiatiated by the Christian Community, a movement for religious renewal that is inspired by anthroposophy and respects the individual path of each human being within his or her culture. The goal of the Peace Exercise Weeks is to practice inner work in order to understand the essential conceptual difference between various religions and cultures as well as the common ground we have as human beings, and to try to act in the world out of the insights we gain this way.