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Apr 9, 2009 Expanding the kingdom — Mail and Guardian (South Africa)
Mail and Guardian (South Africa)
Out of Jo'burg's more dubious architectural landmarks – Montecasino and Ponte come to mind – none is as peculiar as the Kyalami Castle.
Built in the 1990s by Greek tycoon Demos Dinopoulos and perched on a hill amid the area's horsey smallholdings, the faux medieval castle's previous incarnations have included a family mansion and a wedding and conference venue. But now it might have found its true calling.
Since March 2008 the castle has belonged to the Church of Scientology. It's ...
Apr 7, 2009 Nashville Building make-over invites onlookers — NewsChannel 5 (Nashville, Tennessee)
NewsChannel 5 (Nashville, Tennessee)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Nashville building on the National Registry of Historical places is getting a multi-million dollar makeover.
Construction crews are working everyday bringing new life to the old Fall School building.
"People are excited to see it returning to its former glory," says business neighbor William Walter.
Walter admits the group moving in has raised curiosity.
"They're just redoing the whole thing - doors, walls, windows. They took down the fixtures, so that should be a pretty impressive building ...
Mar 22, 2009 Scientology grows with new center — The Tennessean
Controversial religion wants more visibility in Nashville By Chris Echegaray Gannett Tennessee The Church of Scientology is expanding in Nashville, opening what the religion calls a "celebrity centre" at the historic Fall School Business Center on 8th Avenue South and Chestnut Street. Renovations are under way at the 36,000 square-foot building, with an opening expected before summer, said Gaetane Asselin and Wendy Beccaccini, who are overseeing the project. The current location at 1204 16th Ave. S. will close when the new ...
Feb 14, 2009 Église de scientologie au centre-ville: le projet bat de l'aile — La Presse (Montréal, Canada)
La Presse (Montréal, Canada)
Tous les mois depuis un an, le groupe Anonymous manifeste devant les locaux actuels de l'Église de scientologie, rue Papineau à Montréal. La manifestation a attiré une vingtaine de personnes, hier. Le groupe qualifie le mouvement de «secte» et l'accuse de commettre des abus envers ses membres
Photo: Robert Skinner, La Presse
Le projet d'expansion de l'Église de scientologie à Montréal a du plomb dans l'aile. Son déménagement au centre-ville, prévu initialement pour 2008, n'aura pas lieu avant la fin de ...
Feb 4, 2009 Église de scientologie dans Saint-Roch: un investissement majeur... et intrigant — Le Soleil (Québec, Canada)
Jan 28, 2009 Church of Scientology goes for zoning change // Printers Row residents worry about parking, solicitation — Chicago Journal
Church of Scientology members, Printers Row residents and 2nd Ward Alderman Robert Fioretti tussled Tuesday evening over a church Scientologists want to establish at 650 S. Clark. The group is seeking to change the building's zoning from DX-12, a downtown mixed-use district, to DR-10, a downtown residential classification. The change would allow the church to develop their religious center in the empty building without obtaining a special permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals, as the current zoning requires. The group ...
Jan 21, 2009 Scientologists hit out at criticism — Canberra Times (Australia)
Canberra Times (Australia)
THE Church of Scientology has appealed for religious tolerance after its $12 million bid to redevelop its Sydney headquarters sparked fears from neighbours of an increase in "menacing" and "aggressive" recruitment tactics.
The church has sought approval from the City of Sydney to add two floors to its five-storey building, Scientology House, on Castlereagh Street. The increased floor space would help turn the building into an "Ideal Org", the name Scientologists give to their most significant churches.
But almost 150 people ...
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