Search Religion News

Show summaries



Religion News
Israeli News

Top News Stories
U.S. Political News
Canadian News

Christian Magazines
Link To Us

Bible Resources
• Bible Study Aids
• Bible Devotionals
• Audio Sermons
Community
• ChristiansUnite Blogs
• Christian Forums
• Facebook Apps
Web Search
• Christian Family Sites
• Top Christian Sites
• Christian RSS Feeds
Family Life
• Christian Finance
• ChristiansUnite KIDS
Shop
• Christian Magazines
• Christian Book Store
Read
• Christian News
• Christian Columns
• Christian Song Lyrics
• Christian Mailing Lists
Connect
• Christian Singles
• Christian Classifieds
Graphics
• Free Christian Clipart
• Christian Wallpaper
Fun Stuff
• Clean Christian Jokes
• Bible Trivia Quiz
• Online Video Games
• Bible Crosswords
Webmasters
• Christian Guestbooks
• Banner Exchange
• Dynamic Content
Subscribe to our Free Newsletter.
Enter your email address:

Religion News
 You're here » News Main Index » Religion News
Religion News
Printer friendly version
Email page to a friend
Link to this story

With Less Than a Month Until Easter, Christian Security Network Warns Most Churches Not Prepared

by Staff
March 12, 2010
Like This Page?

WASHINGTON, (christiansunite.com) -- So far in 2010 Christian organizations in the United States have experienced 13 acts of violence resulting in three deaths, 20 arsons, and tens of thousands of dollars in property loss, according to the Christian Security Network.

"Criminals are becoming more aware that churches are 'soft targets' and targeting them with greater frequency, whether it is property crimes or personal attacks" stated Jeff Hawkins, executive director of the Christian Security Network (CSN) ( www.christiansecuritynetwork.org)

CSN published a report this January for 2009 crimes against Christian churches, however with Easter approaching, Hawkins knows that crimes will increase.

"Most churches see a significant increase in attendance during the Easter holidays and most are not prepared to protect their church or ready for other emergencies that may occur. Criminals are also very aware that churches have increased attendance during the holidays, which in their mind translates to more money being taken in by the church and more people that become targets." Hawkins goes on to state.

Even though Easter is right around the corner, there is still time to take measures that would greatly increase security and safety.

"Simple things like coordination with your local law enforcement and emergency services, making sure that all the church's staff and volunteers are trained to be more aware, and making the church less predictable over the holiday weeks will add to the overall security and emergency preparedness. These things can be done quickly and with little or no cost," Hawkins concluded.

Jeffrey A. Hawkins is available for interviews on this topic by telephone or Skype. He is a 30-year veteran of law enforcement and security and formerly chief security officer for an international Christian ministry. He is frequently quoted in Christian and secular magazines, newspapers, radio, and television.

For an interview with Mr. Hawkins contact Rebekah Martin at (800) 805-7126 or bekah@christiansecuritynetwork.org

The Christian Security Network ( www.christiansecuritynetwork.com) is a national organization dedicated to the advancement of security, safety and emergency planning for Christian churches, schools, ministries and missionaries.

Discuss this article in the ChristiansUnite Discussion Forums

Back to Religion News Headlines.




More From ChristiansUnite...    About Us | Privacy Policy | | ChristiansUnite.com Site Map | Statement of Beliefs



Copyright © 1999-2016 ChristiansUnite.com. All rights reserved.
Please send your questions, comments, or bug reports to the

NOTE: News and information presented on this web site is for informational purposes only. ChristiansUnite.com does not necessarily endorse the views and opinions expressed.