In airports and hospitals and such, you can often find "multifaith spaces". Is it permitted to pray in them? These "interfaith prayer chapels" are not churches: they're completely neutral rooms and are described as welcoming all religions. Is there a problem praying in the same room as a non-Jew, even if we are not praying together?
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I found this answer provided by Rabbi Baruch Rubanowitz from the Institute for Dayanim:
What is relevant to our discussion seems to be:
The linked answer above is very thorough and I suggest anyone who wishes to comment on this post or gain a better understanding of the underlying issues and how the author reached his conclusions read it first.
Additionally I would venture that there are those who are ready to comment saying that the author has adopted several stringent views and there are other rishonim/poskim who viewed Islam/Christianity more leniently. While that is true, however that would only make praying in a Interfaith Prayer Chapel more acceptable not less.
R' Joseph Dov Soloveitchik seems to forbid praying there.
Let me elaborate.
Around 1950, Cornell University planned an interfaith chapel. They decided to include stained-glass windows. Dr. Milton Konvitz wrote to R' Soloveitchik asking whether or not they could depict figures like Joshua and Jeremiah in the windows.
In his reply, which was reprinted in Community, Covenant, and Commitment, the Rav wrote:
In "Spirituality and the Art of the Ancient Synagogue", historian Steven Fine comments on the Rav's reply: