A new Bahá’í temple for Vanuatu

An interior view of the Vanuatu temple (artist’s impression)

The design for a local Bahá’í House of Worship for the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was unveiled today.

“This structure will be the embodiment of serenity and represent the archipelago’s history and culture,” said Ashkan Mostaghim, the Temple’s architect.

All Bahá’í Houses of Worship have nine sides and are open to worshippers and visitors from all religions and none.  Their design takes into account the local culture and materials.  This is the first local temple to be commissioned – previously, a Bahá’í temple has been erected on each of eight continents.  Read more on the website of the Bahá’í World News Service.