November 12, 2005

Safe haven no more: Risky world makes church security a top mission

Jackson Sun

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

Across 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 might move from church to church.

Posted by kshaw at November 12, 2005 06:48 AM