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Chertoff, Johnson Lead New Task Force to Toughen Security in Religious Communities Former DHS Secretaries Michael Chertoff and Jeh Johnson will co-chair a new Community Safety and Security Task Force convened by ADL (the Anti-Defamation League), a leading anti-hate organization, … Continue reading

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Jewish Emergency Management System Website

Here is one example of efforts to ensure security at houses of worship from the Boston area CJP organization.

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HOWs Struggle with Security

After High-Profile Attacks, Houses Of Worship Struggle With Security. It is understandable that houses of worship need to improve security but some aspects of this new concern are worrisome.

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Protecting Soft Targets – with focus on faith based groups

Protecting Soft Targets

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Review of Attacks on Houses of Worship

From the Associated Press: A look at attacks on houses of worship over last decade.

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FEMA Grants

FEMA’s Grant Programs Directorate in partnership with DHS’s Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives and FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division, on Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 2-3 p.m. ET. Learn about the Nonprofit Security Grant Program and how to … Continue reading

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A Church Built to Aid Community in Crisis

In this story of the recent tornado in AL is mention of a church specifically constructed to be a shelter for a vulnerable community.  Definitely a model worth copying. See: Deadly AL Tornado Exposes Shortfalls of Community Safety Efforts.

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FEMA Rules on Rebuilding HOWs

Texas, who gets to use your money to rebuild after a natural disaster? Like many have learned after Harvey, FEMA regulations can be complex — including those for houses of worship seeking public grants to rebuild

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Local Response Group

Prepare and Respond faith-based group is ready for natural disasters

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Security of Soft Targets and Crowded Places

From the DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of Infrastructure Protection. Security of Soft Targets and Crowded Places–Resource Guide (20 pp)

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