October 30, 2005

Riskier world means more church security

UNITED STATES
Des Moines Register

By SHIRLEY RAGSDALE
REGISTER RELIGION EDITOR

October 30, 2005

Churches have long been considered safe havens from the evil of the outside world. No more.

Across Iowa and the nation, churches increasingly are taking precautions to protect members by:

Issuing identification cards that are required before parents may pick up children from Sunday school classes.

Training and screening church leaders to recognize child abuse.

Installing sophisticated electronic surveillance equipment.

Monitoring sex offenders who may move from church to church.

Posted by kshaw at October 30, 2005 07:01 AM