Places of worship are intended to be open and welcoming to all – they serve local faith communities and have to be readily accessible. However, this very trait also makes them vulnerable to attack, posing risks for faith leaders, staff and worshippers. Sadly, the record of incidents of damage, vandalism, desecration, theft, etc. directed against places of worship in Europe and elsewhere all too clearly illustrates the security threat faced by places of worship.
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It is important to strengthen security of places of worship while retaining their open nature, and ensuring worshippers and others can still readily avail their services. EFI supports this by conducting on-site risk assessments of places of worship, identifying vulnerabilities and making recommendations/providing guidance on how to address these.