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Grenfell Tower tragedy prompts calls for faith groups to be better prepared for disasters

Grenfell Tower tragedy prompts calls for faith groups to be better prepared for disasters

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

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Faith groups should have regular drills to prepare for disaster and terrorist attacks within their local area after the Grenfell Tower fire, a report by a Christian think tank says. Places of worship are often used as shelters, meeting points and aid distribution centres in the immediate after of a major disaster, according to the study.

The report, titled After Grenfell: the Faith Groups’ Response and published by Theos, recommends that religious centres including churches, mosques and temples undertake adequate “preparation in peacetime.”

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

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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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