Topic 4 Dealing with protection of places of worship

Among others, there are two main growing dangers for places of worship:

Radical Islamism

Right-wing extremism

Places of worship are powerful symbols to send political messages, spread radical ideologies or instill fear. Therefore, they are an easy target for extremists.

How to protect places of worship?

  • Risk analysis, as well as the protection measures, must be revised and updated regularly, as the situation can change every day, also due to actual political events.
  • Communication and good relationship between public authorities, law enforcement agencies, religious institutions and faith leaders is of fundamental importance for making places of worship safer places.

Newsroom: ‘Protection of Places of Worship’

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