For 26 years the Temple of Peace has been promoting union between people

Jéssica Botelho

Thursday | October 22, 2015 | 1:07 PM | Last update: October 19, 2016, 11:13 AM (Brasilia time)

On a floor in the form of a spiral, the pilgrim walks on the dark path until he reaches the center, where he aligns himself perfectly with the pure crystal stone fixed in the pinnacle of the seven-sided pyramid, 21 meters above. A pause for prayer precedes the return on the light-colored path, towards the Throne and Altar of God; the God of any belief, in accordance with the intimate and personal choice of each one. Offering an ecumenical and fraternal environment for all people on Earth has been a daily practice in the Temple of Good Will (TGW) for 26 years.

Every year, the date of the Temple’s anniversary, October 21, is celebrated with an Ecumenical Act, which is attended by authorities, religious leaders, and representatives from different segments of society. Together they walk along the Spiral in the TGW’s Nave, forming a large chain for Peace.

Throughout October pilgrims follow a program specially devised for the anniversary of the Monument. The high-point of the celebrations this year takes place on October 23 and 24 when people from many cities of Brazil and the world fill its several rooms. The activities scheduled on these dates include cultural presentations, musical shows, talks, art exhibitions, and ecumenical ceremonies, with the central theme being “The Power of Christ within us.

The celebration event ends with the words of the founder of the Temple of Good Will, Paiva Netto, who will address all the pilgrims live via satellite.

Check back soon for photos of the anniversary celebrations of the Temple of Peace. You can also watch and listen to our radio and TV programming (in Portuguese) on the Internet on October 23 and 24: Listen to the radio programming or watch it on TV.

Open 24 hours a day, the Temple of Good Will is located at Asa Sul 915, in Brasília, Brazil. For further information, please contact us. You can also visit