To address the growing threat of violence at houses of worship, the Faith Safety Network was founded in 2017 to serve the Colorado faith community with free, practical, and readily accessible resources to promote safety and security at these vulnerable venues. Open to all religious institutions, FSN seeks to be a source of pertinent, time-critical alerts, as well as an accessible information-sharing platform of best safety practices and expert counsel to its members.
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FSN was founded to be a free resource of security and safety information to the Colorado faith community. Safety in houses of worship has taken on greater urgency with the increasing level of threats to the faith community in recent years. The threats run the gamut from random physical assaults to ideologically driven mass murder at religious venues around the country. What’s more, the faith community is not immune from the increase in violence in society overall.
In the face of this threat many faith institutions, particularly smaller ones, simply lack the knowledge of how to respond to this daunting challenge. With scarce resources and absent some expertise, often the topic of safety gets pushed to the bottom of the agenda, only to be forgotten until the next tragedy. FSN seeks to fill this void and simplify faith safety.
(Accurate as of November 6, 2017)
2006-2013 averaged 16.4 mass shootings
2015 averaged 1 mass shooting per day
2017 has had 82 violent deaths in a house of worship.
*A mass shooting is defined as 4 or more deaths per incident