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Keeping Churches Safe and Welcoming

There’s been an increase in acts of violence committed in public places. On Nov. 5, 2017, 26 people were killed at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas. In 2015, a shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina killed 9 people during a prayer meeting. And guns are not the only concerns that United Methodist congregations share when thinking about the safety of all those who attend services. That's why the Cathedral of the Rockies First United Methodist in Boise, Idaho started a dialogue about church safety.

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Learn more about the Safe Church Summitt and Cathedral of the Rockies First United Methodist who organized the event. And learn more about ways United Methodists can take a stand against gun violence.

This video was produced by United Methodist Communications in Nashville, TN.
Media contact is Fran Walsh, 615-742-5458.

This video was first posted on November 23, 2016.

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