Religion: Scientists' Centennial

It is, as one Christian Science official has said, "a launching pad for a major outreach by the church." This ecclesiastical Canaveral is the dramatically modernized world headquarters of the Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston. The old Mother Church, built in 1894, is now framed by manicured lawns, a 700-ft. reflecting pool and a complex of glass and concrete office buildings designed by I.M. Pei & Partners and completed this month at a cost of $75 million. Last week 13,000 devoted Scientists from 25 countries gathered at their church to attend its annual meeting and to celebrate the 100th anniversary...

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