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"Is not the object of every Revelation to effect a transformation in the whole character of mankind, a transformation that shall manifest itself, both outwardly and inwardly, that shall affect both its inner life and external conditions?"


Bahá’í World News Service
The Bahá’í World News Service reports on current Bahá’í activity around the world.

Youth Conferences

Message from The Universal House of Justice, the international governing council of the Baha’i’s,addressed to the 114 Youth Conferences throughout the World, dated 1 July 2013.


The Baha'i House of Worship of India

The Baha'i House of Worship in New Delhi, which is considered as India’s symbol of communal harmony by the Government of India, was dedicated to the people of India and all humanity in December 1986.



'Embodied Light' exhibition features Chile House of Worship

New Delhi,  5 November 2015, (Source BWNS) — The construction of South America's first Baha'i House of Worship has been at the center of an exhibition in Canada this week.

Titled 'Embodied Light: The Bahá'í Temple of South America', the exhibition features photos and material samples of the temple in Santiago and a lecture by the temple's architect, Siamak Hariri.

"The aim was to achieve an interplay of seeming contradictions: stillness and movement, simplicity and complexity, intimacy and monumentality, solidity and yet a building capable of dissolving in light," said Hariri, who spoke at the exhibition opening in Toronto on 29 October.

"The architectural challenge was to design a sister temple to the existing temple of North America, while also enabling it to find its own unique presence at the foot of the Andes."

The temple design uses cutting edge digital technology and advanced engineering solutions to create a design that 'helps lift the spirit', Hariri said.

Work on the temple began in 2010 and will be inaugurated in 2016. The edifice will be the last continental Baha'i House of Worship to be erected.

In a letter dated 1 August 2014, the Universal House of Justice explained that scores of people were being welcomed to the temple for prayer and discussion on its significance.

"The friends in Santiago, supported by others from throughout the Americas, have been diligently striving to prepare the surrounding population for the emergence of the House of Worship; increasing numbers are participating in the community-building endeavours, and a stream of visitors are being welcomed to the Temple site for prayer and discussion on the practical and spiritual dimensions of the enterprise. Measures are currently being put in place in that country in anticipation of the many demands that are sure to arise once the Temple is inaugurated in 2016."

The exhibition will run until 13 November.

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