Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Temple Timeline So Far

 The Church has published a page for the Philadelphia temple. Check out the history of the negotiations thus far.

This piece, especially, interested me.
On September 8, 2010, Mayor Nutter announced the unpetitioned contribution of $300,000 from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Philadelphia's prisoner-reentry program, namely the Mayor's Office of Reintegration Services for Ex-Offenders (RISE). The program assists former prisoners to reenter society through schooling, job training, job placement, housing, drug and alcohol treatment, and "life coaches." Church leaders selected the program because "it fits with the mission of the Church." The month before, the mayor announced preliminary approval of the Church's plan to construct the Philadelphia temple. Renderings of the project have not been released, but the groundbreaking is expected to occur in the spring of 2011 with completion anticipated in 2013.

Groundbreaking spring of 2011 with completion anticipated in 2013!

See Conceptual views of the Temple and visitor's center. 

Speaking of groundbreaking, see two videos from/about the Rome Temple. The conceptual video is most interesting because the temple in Rome looks like it will be the same design as the Philadelphia temple.


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