Earlier this month, the first local House of Worship of the Bahá’í world opened in Battambang, Cambodia. Battambang was chosen because its thriving Bahá’í community is united and dynamic, and actively shows how worship can involve service to others: “Work done in the spirit of service is the highest form of worship,” as ‘Abdu’l-Bahá put it.
Before this there was just one Bahá’í House of Worship for each continent. A House of Worship such as this one is primarily intended as a space for worship. It should also lead to the establishment of various charitable institutions in its neighbourhood.
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Read more about the inauguration of the Battambang temple here – including some video highlights.