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Making Houses Of Worship Safer

by | Thu, Oct 6 2022

The US Department of Homeland Security has appointed a 25-member faith-based advisory council to help better protect houses of worship.

It’s made up of Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh clergy plus law enforcement and non-profit faith leaders.

The safety of worshippers has been a growing concern for Americans over the past decade.

That period has seen mass killings at churches, synagogues and temples as well as fire bombings of mosques.

The council meets to evaluate the effectiveness of existing security and improve the coordination of threat information.

Christianity Today reports the department has funds for security upgrades at religious buildings.

They rose to A$400 million this year, and could be boosted to A$550 million next year.