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Churches and mosques told to prepare for future disasters

Theos report ‘After Grenfell’ by Amy Plender discussed in Asian Voice. 12/06/2018

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A report into Grenfell by Theos, a religious affairs think tank, has recommended that churches, mosques and temples ought to have regular drills to prepare for terrorist attacks and disasters in their area drawing on the relief provided by faith groups.

Since places of worship are often used as shelters, gathering points and aid distribution centres after a major tragedy, the report asks for “preparation in peacetime” which would help places of worship to equip themselves for future disasters. The report also says that “this could take a form similar to school fire drills, with an emphasis on everyone involved knowing their role”.

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

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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 12 June 2018

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