Any institution may become a potential target, shattering this sense of comfort and safety. Our Strengthening Faith Institutions (SFI) training is specifically designed to assist places of worship to better protect themselves, through taking a step by step approach to cover all elements of security.
Faith Institutions are more vulnerable to hate crime than ever before, Strengthening Faith Institutions and Faiths Forum for London partnered with The Community Security Trust (CST) and The Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) organised a seminar on the safety and security of places of worship for leaders of London faith communities; which included ways to recognise and mitigate these threats at London’s City Hall.
In light of 2019’s tragic attacks on places of worship across the globe, many faith communities are anxious. Religiously motivated hate crime was recently noted as rising by 40% and so this important collaboration was vital in offering tangible advice to address this concern with our communities.
As our Director, Mustafa Field OBE has said:
“London is a great city and like all buildings, faith institutions need to be vigilant around security, it is important that communities are aware of mechanisms on how to stay safe within their community.
Security awareness is pivotal in giving members of places of worship from all faiths the mechanisms on how to stay safe within their community. Faith institutions play a central role for many, and it is more important than ever to ensure that any knowledge around security is not lost in conversation”.
For further advice and information on how we can support your faith institution, please click here.