Temple inauguration coverage — October 2016
Video: Public opening ceremony
Public opening ceremony for the dedication of the Baha'i House of Worship for South America.
Day 3: Looking to the future
As the sun rose behind the Andes, more than 250 people representing various indigenous populations of South America entered the newly-dedicated continental Baha'i Temple. The melodies of the choir permeated that sacred space, as Baha'i scriptures in Spanish and the Mapuche language, resounded through the Temple's auditorium, touching the hearts of those present.
Day 2: The House of Worship rises from concept to reality
On the second day of the conference marking the opening of the final continental Baha'i House of Worship, participants reflected on the significance of the edifice and its role as a focal point for institutions that will emerge to serve the surrounding population.
Day 1: Galvanic conference opening celebrates history and achievements
The vibrant color, music, and splendor of the cultures of South America’s diverse peoples were on display at the opening of a historic conference here. The audience, numbering nearly five thousand, was galvanized as it celebrated the opening of the Bahá’í Temple for the continent of South America.
Temple hailed as a transcendental ‘gift’ to Chile and the continent
On the outskirts of Santiago, in the foothills of the Andes, an extraordinary event took place today—the long-anticipated public dedication of the Baha’i House of Worship for South America and the last remaining continental Baha’i Temple to be constructed.
Where spirit and form fuse: reflections on the architecture of the Chile Temple
Siamak Hariri is visibly moved as he surveys the Baha'i House of Worship here that has taken his Toronto-based architectural team, and hundreds of other contributors from all around the world, some 14 years to bring to completion.
Century-long process about to culminate
The dedication of the Baha'i House of Worship taking place in Santiago, Chile, signifies a historic conclusion to a century-long process of raising up continental Baha'i Houses of Worship around the world.
Dramatic footage captures Chile Temple developments
The final newsreel on the construction of the Baha’i House of Worship for South America has been released as the highly-anticipated dedication of the Temple approaches.
Previous articles about the Temple
Anticipation rises for Chile Temple inauguration30 September 2016
New website launched for Chile House of Worship21 July 2016
'Embodied Light' exhibition features Chile House of Worship5 November 2015
Newsreel marks new developments in Chile26 May 2015
Sacred symbol placed at apex of Chile temple30 April 2015
On foothills of the Andes, light ascends and inspires18 December 2014
House of Worship newsreel highlights recent developments14 March 2014
In Santiago, work commences on House of Worship's superstructure27 November 2013
New video for House of Worship in Chile released12 June 2013
Work advances on House of Worship in Chile10 February 2013
Newsreel shows work commencing on House of Worship14 August 2012
Book and website launched to accompany building of House of Worship18 March 2012
Building of House of Worship in Chile reaches important milestone24 February 2012
Excavation work commences for Chile's "temple of light"28 November 2010
Spectacular site for Chile temple26 April 2005
Chile Temple Web site launched12 February 2004
Casting light on design of Temple1 July 2003
Translucent temple for Chile13 June 2003
Baha'is in Chile announce call for Temple designs12 September 2002