Religious leaders receive safety training after recent hate crimes

Religious leaders receive safety training after recent hate crimes



LIVE TO EXPLAIN THE MISSION. MAST? MATT: ANTOINETTE, ONE OF THE TOP PRIORITIES TODAY WAS TO BUILD SOLID RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS BEFORE A CRISIS HAPPENED. IN AN AUDITORIUM FILLED WITH POLICEMEN AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS FROM ACROSS THE STATE. FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS DISCUSSED THIS MORNING THE THREATS FACED BY HOUSES OF WORSHIP ACROSS THE COUNTRY. AND ACTIONS THAT CAN BE TAKEN NOW. — NOW TO KEEP THEIR CONGREGATIONS SAFE. >> IF YOU SEE SOMETHING ABOUT SOMEONE, SAY SOMETHING. MA:TT THE ONE-DAY CONFERENCE COMES LESS THAN A WEEK AFTER A LEUEAG ANTI-DEFAMATION REPORT SHOWING INCIDENTS OF OVERALL ANTISEMITISM RISING 42% IN NEW ENGLAND LAST YEAR >> CE IS NOT JUST THE PHYSICAL ATTACKS YOU SEE AND OCCASIONALLY RELEASED IN THE NEWS BUT IT IS A CYBER AND SOCIAL MEDIA ATTACK. MATT: REVEREND GEORGE WOODRUFF OF COLUMBUS AVE AEM ZION CHURCH AT THE SOUTH END. PERSONALLY INVITED TO ATNDTE AFTER HIS CHURCH RECEIVED THREATS IN JANUARY. >> I was a little worried that someone had so much hatred and animosity in their heart. MATT: AND WHILE OUR REGION HAS BEEN SPARE FROM THE RECENT HORRORS. SEEN IN COMMUNITIES LIKE COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS. WHERE 4 PEOPLE WERE TAKEN HOSTAGE INSIDE A SYNAGUEOG, WE HAVE SEEN FIRES STARTED IN JEWISH INSTITUTIONS IN ARLINGTON AND NEEDHAM, MAINLY BLKAC, CHURCHES IN SPRINGFIELD AND THE DAGGER OF RABBI SHOLOM NOGINKSI IN BRIGHTON. THIS IS WHY FAITH LEADERS SAY EYTH IS LISTEN TO THE PLEASURES OF WLA ENRCFOEMENT TO ME AKPLANS NOW BEFORE THREATS POTENTIALLY COME TO THEIR COMMUNITIES. IT’S THE PERSON WHO DRIVES AND DECIDES IT’S THE MOMENT WHEN SHE IS GOING TO DO SOMETHING. MY

Religious leaders receive safety training after recent hate crimes

Federal law enforcement officials and religious leaders from across Massachusetts met Monday to discuss threats facing places of worship.

Federal law enforcement officials and religious leaders from across Massachusetts met Monday to discuss threats facing places of worship.

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