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