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New Universal House of Justice Letter Regarding Progress of New Baha’i Houses of Worship

August 4, 2014, in Articles > News, by
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The Universal House of Justice has just sent an exciting new letter to the Baha’i world community on August 1st, 2014, about the progress of the seven new Baha’i Houses of Worship scheduled to be built over the next several years.

The Universal House of Justice wrote:

Over two years have elapsed since our announcement at Ridvan 2012 of projects to raise two national and five local Houses of Worship, to be pursued in conjunction with the construction in Santiago, Chile, of the last of the continental Mashriqu’l-Adhkars.

Baha’i Houses of Worship are sometimes referred to as “Baha’i Temples” or by the name of “Mashriqu’l-Adhkar” which in Arabic means “Dawning-place of the remembrances of God”, and there are currently seven Houses of worship in the world today located in the nations of Panama, Uganda, the United States of America, Samoa, Australia, India and Germany, with an eighth one currently under construction in Chile.

Of the seven new Houses of Worship to be built, two have been designated as national Houses of Worship, and they will be built in Papua New Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo – while the other five will be local Houses of Worship to be built in Cambodia, Colombia, India, Kenya, and Vanuatu.

You can read the entire letter on the official site of the Universal House of Justice by using this link: Regarding the progress of the construction of Houses of Worship

To read a brief summary about Baha’i Houses of Worship click here.

Also check out this great new compilation on the institution of the Mashriqu’l-Adhar now available online at: mashriqul-adhkar.com

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Naysan Naraqi

Naysan is passionate about using the arts and media to explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. Back in 2011, Naysan started up the Baha’i Blog project, channeling his experiences in both media and technology companies to help create a hub for Baha’i-inspired content online.

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I have been following the news posted on this blog site. I am always inspired by various news articles on Bahai Faith. Before I start my days work I always make sure to check the site and read about the faith as this makes me feel spiritually content.
Thank you author for spreading the word of Baha’u’llah to all.

Rhonda Wohemani (August 8, 2014 at 1:07 AM)

Thanks so much for your support and encouragement Rhonda! So glad to hear this!

Naysan (August 8, 2014 at 3:13 AM)

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