Local leaders from three major faiths announced Tuesday that they have taken a major leap toward building a synagogue, mosque and a church on a shared campus in Omaha.
The people behind the Tri-Faith Initiative believe it would be the first such project in the world. It would include a synagogue for Omaha’s Temple Israel, a mosque for the American Institute of Islamic Studies and Culture and a church for the Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska.
Also there would be a Tri-Faith Center, with social, educational and conference facilities, on the campus.
The leap forward announced Tuesday to about 100 people is that each organization has purchased land for its building.
The campus will be at 132nd and Pacific Streets in the Sterling Ridge Development. (This was the site of Ironwood Country Club.)