Once Sanctuaries, Houses of Worship Struggle with Security

The Associated Press’s Mike Householder, Rebecca Santana, and Kelli Kennedy report that houses of worship are struggling with security concerns in the wake of recent attacks. They write, “For many, houses of worship are sanctuaries where congregants bond with their shared sense of faith and community. The recent attacks have made some question whether houses of worship have turned into soft targets, losing some of their sense of sacredness.” After the attack on two mosques in New Zealand, a police officer stood guard outside the Islamic Center of Detroit, while several armed officers patrolled both the Muslim Community Center and the Downtown Islamic Center in Chicago.

Read at The Associated Press

© 2011 Religion & Politics