Homeland Security Appoints a New 25-Member Security Faith Advisory Council

Yonat Shimron of Religion News Service reports, “The Department of Homeland Security has announced the appointment of a new, 25-member faith-based advisory council to assist Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in finding ways to protect houses of worship.” The council includes Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh clergy as well as nonprofit faith leaders and law enforcement personnel. The new council comes in the wake of attacks at houses of worship around the country in recent years that have ranged from shootings to hostage-taking.

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