Brussels SOAR launch event attended by faith leaders from across 5 EU member states

The SOAR (Strengthening the security and resilience of at-risk religious sites and communities) project held a launch and networking event on the 7th of October, 2021, in Brussels. In attendance were various faith leaders, faith institution management, volunteers, law enforcement collaborators and EU representatives. The SOAR project’s consortium partners- led by Enhancing Faith Institutions (EFI), [...]

By |2021-12-06T10:05:17+00:00October 11th, 2021|News|

EFI presents the SOAR project on a panel at the European Academy of Religion Conference 2021

The hybrid #EuARe2021 conference is organized by the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany, and focuses on the overarching topic of ‘Religion and Change’. EFI successfully presented its European Commission funded project, SOAR, on the panel titled “An Introduction to the SOAR ‘Strengthening the security and resilience of at-risk religious sites and communities’ program”. We also had an informational [...]

By |2021-12-06T10:05:48+00:00September 14th, 2021|News|

SOAR Project – Overview of Programme & Vision

The consortium partners are excited to announce the start of the ‘Strengthening the security and resilience of at-risk religious sites and communities’ (SOAR) project. The SOAR project will contribute to advancing the protection and safeguarding of places for worship, with a focus on communities of worship within the European Union (EU). SOAR is funded [...]

By |2021-12-06T10:04:31+00:00June 4th, 2021|News|

Places of Worship Vulnerability Assessment – European Commision

Vulnerability assessment Following recently attacks in Europe, the European Commission have produced an article looking into the aspects that need to be considered when planning the physical protection scheme of places of worship. The next component of the risk analysis is the identification of the inherent vulnerabilities of a particular place of worship. Below several considerations are [...]

By |2021-12-06T10:04:14+00:00February 3rd, 2021|News|

Turkish mosque in Denmark defaced with anti-Muslim slurs

Turkish mosque in Denmark near the German border has been defaced with anti-Muslim slurs, an official at the place of worship said Saturday. Hurşit Tokay, the president of the mosque association, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that he left Aabenraa Mosque on Friday at 6 p.m. When he arrived at around 11 a.m. Saturday, he noticed [...]

By |2021-12-06T10:04:06+00:00January 28th, 2021|News|

Security Union: A Counter-Terrorism Agenda and stronger Europol to boost the EU’s resilience

The below is taken from the official website of the European Commission    The EU Commission is presenting a new Counter-Terrorism Agenda for the EU to step up the fight against terrorism and violent extremism and boost the EU's resilience to terrorist threats. Building on the work done in recent years, the Agenda seeks to support [...]

By |2021-12-06T10:03:27+00:00January 18th, 2021|News|

Germany: Muslims concerned about rise of Islamophobic Attacks

By Mesut Zeyrek COLOGNE (AA): Germany’s Turkish-Muslim community is alarmed by the increase in Islamophobic hate crimes, senior figures told Anadolu Agency Monday. Kemal Ergun, president of the Turkish-Muslim association IGMG, said more and more mosques have become the targets of threats, vandalism or arson in recent months. “At least 122 mosques were targeted in [...]

By |2021-12-06T10:02:58+00:00January 8th, 2021|News|

Protecting Places of Worship in Europe – Webinar

European Webinar - Protecting Places of Worship Enhancing Faith Institutions (EFI) alongside the European Commission Faith Associates and Enhancing Faith Institutions have organised a 'Protecting places of worship in Europe' webinar alongside the European Commission & European Faith Networks. We have seen an increase in the number of hate crime attacks [...]

By |2021-12-06T10:02:51+00:00November 3rd, 2020|News|
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