The Sound of Ideas: Church Safety Preparedness; New Oberlin College President

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A deadly mass shooting at a small Texas church has renewed and intensified the focus on security in places of worship. A forum in Middleburgh Heights on November 20 will address preparedness for faith based institution.   Religious leaders in Akron had similar training in July.   Places of worship are by their very nature open. How can they balance being welcoming with being more secure? And what about the role they'd play in the event of a natural disaster or a pandemic?  Later, we'll meet new Oberlin College President Carmen Twillie Ambar, the first African-American president in the school's history


Marcus Coleman, Acting Deputy Director, Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships, Department of Homeland Security  
Pastor Herman Matherson, Chief Operating Officer, House of the Lord, Akron 
Joe Hendry, National Trainer, ALICE Training Institute  
Rev. Cassandra Bledsoe, The Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church, Community Liaison, Cleveland Police Chief 
Carmen Twillie Ambar, President, Oberlin College  


For More Information:

Cleveland Faith-Based Security Summit Emergency  Planning Workshop

FEMA: Protecting Your House of Worship

Homeland Security web site: Active Shooter Preparedness

FBI Research & Resources on Active Shooter Incidents


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