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Churches and mosques told to practise their terror response

Theos’ report ‘After Grenfell’ by Amy Plender is discussed in The Times.

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Churches, mosques and temples should have regular drills to prepare for terrorist attacks and disasters in their area, a report has said, drawing on the relief provided by faith groups after the Grenfell Tower fire.

In the immediate aftermath of a major tragedy, places of worship are often used as shelters, gathering points and aid distribution centres.

A report into Grenfell by Theos, a religious affairs think tank, has recommended that “preparation in peacetime” would help places of worship to equip themselves for future disasters.

Read the full article and our report After Grenfell: the Faith Groups’ Response by Amy Plender.

 Image from The Times.

Amy Plender

Amy Plender

Amy joined Theos in August 2017, having previously worked with London–based and international non–profit organisations, and in English and Scottish print journalism. She holds an MA in Divinity and an MTh from the University of Edinburgh. Research areas include the theological responses to suffering and mental health, theology and the arts, liturgical practice, and interfaith dialogue.

Posted 4 June 2018

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