The Bahá’í House of Worship for North America
A Symbol of the Oneness of Humanity
This sacred space, located in Wilmette, Illinois, is for all people to commune with God. It elevates the spirit and is a magnet for the hearts of all who long for peace and harmony. All are welcome. Bahá’í Houses of Worship join worship of God with service to humanity. This profound relationship between worship and service is strengthened through prayer.
Service to humanity is service to God. Let the love of the light of the Kingdom radiate through you until all who look upon you shall be illumined by its reflection.”
From the Bahá’í Writings
What You Can Do at the Temple
This House of Worship was built and is maintained by voluntary contributions from members of the Bahá’í Faith. It is a gift for all people to use for personal prayer and meditation.
Being Mindful in this Sacred Space
Shoes and shirts are required, and modest dress is recommended. If hungry or thirsty, please use the picnic and park areas nearby. For accessibility reasons, guide dogs are the only animals allowed. Remember to secure bicycles to the racks before entering the grounds, and please be aware that commercial photography at the Temple requires prior permission.