May 20, 2020
Hadar Cohen, Ala’ Khan, Maya Mansour and Jonathan Simcosky decided to try something different. Cohen is Jewish, Khan is Muslim, Mansour is Ba’hai, and Simcosky is Southern Baptist.
The four agreed to live rent-free in a five-bedroom, five-bath house in Los Angeles’ Koreatown neighborhood as part of an interfaith experiment known as the Abrahamic House.
The four, ranging in age from 28 to 35, are known as “fellows,” and agreed to maintain their day jobs but to live under the same roof in a co-living and co-creating space for one to two years to learn from one another’s traditions and to organize and host interfaith events and programs for the public.
Then the pandemic hit.
And as this article at ReligionNews.com indicates, the lockdown has made the experiment more compelling and more of a success. Says Ala’ Khan, “”It has definitely panned out very beautifully,” she said.