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DHS Launches Panel on Religious Security as Hateful Incidents Rise

posted on November 3, 2022

Tori Luecking of The Washington Post reports that the Department of Homeland Security’s Faith-Based Security Advisory Council met for the first time last month. The Biden administration created the council in July to increase safety in houses of worship. It is comprised of representatives from faith communities and law enforcement experts. Rabbi Jonah Pesner, the director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and a council member, said, “My focus on this advisory committee is to get at the root of the problem. I don’t think we can spend our way out of white supremacy and gun violence, and antisemitism can’t get routed out with more security cameras.”

Read at The Washington Post