While the church is brand new, the building itself is not. The structure, built in 1916, is the former American Radiator Company building. The new owners decided to preserve many of the buildings original features including the neo-classical entrance crafted from Colorado's Yule Marble.
9NEWS contributor Erica Cobb spoke to Erin Banks from the public affairs department of the Church of Scientology of Denver about the building restoration project as part of Denver's Urban Revitalization. Erin also shared her take on the controversy surrounding Scientology and explained the beliefs and methodology of the religion.
Banks talked about the celebrity angle and draw to the practice and why Denver is the newest home to a Scientology Center.
The new center provides Denver with an introduction to Dianetics and Scientology, beginning with the Public Information Center. The Information Center also offers an overview of the church-sponsored humanitarian programs-including a worldwide human rights education initiative; drug education, prevention and rehabilitation program; a global network of literacy and learning centers; and the Scientology Volunteer Minister program. The center is open morning to night for visitors to tour at their leisure and return as often as they wish.
For more information on the Church of Scientology Denver visit their website www.scientology-denver.org.
Written by Erica Cobb
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