Tag: Church Security

Good Friday observed under tight security

| April 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



Christians across the country observed Good Friday with churches under tight security, especially in Jakarta. Edwin, a Petamburan Church security guard on Jl. Arohmah, Petamburan, Central Jakarta, said on Friday that security coordination for the Good Friday Mass had been arranged the day before. “[The church security] coordinated with police officers from Pejompongan Police, local […]




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Stiffer penalties sought for theft, robbery inside places of worship

| April 21, 2011 | 0 Comments



Senator Manuel Villar has filed a bill that seeks to increase the penalties for theft or robbery committed in a place of worship. Senate Bill 1096 seeks to increase by two degrees the penalty for theft or robbery committed within any church, temple, or public museum that is currently stated in the law. "This type […]




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Police tighten security measures for Holy Week

| April 18, 2011 | 0 Comments



THE Davao City Police Office (DCPO) has intensified security measures as Dabawenyos observe the Holy Week. Senior Superintendent Rene O. Aspera, DCPO chief, said police units have been deployed to set up checkpoints on roads, especially near air and sea ports. He said police will be augmented by personnel from Task Force Davao (TFD) and […]




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At some Virginia churches, guns are an invisible part of the routine

| April 18, 2011 | 0 Comments



Parishioners carried Bibles in embroidered cases, babies with ribbons in their hair, and flutes, violins and sheet music into Immanuel Bible Church for Palm Sunday services. And a few carried guns, tucked into waistbands, hidden under suit jackets. At least a dozen members of this Springfield congregation routinely bring concealed weapons to services, said the […]




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Ark. House approves bill letting pastors designate people to bring concealed guns to church

| March 27, 2011 | 0 Comments



LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Pastors would be able to give congregants with concealed weapons licenses permission to bring handguns to church under a bill that passed in the Arkansas House on Friday. Supporters portrayed the bill as giving churches more freedom. A bill passed two years ago included churches among a list of public places, […]




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Georgia lawmakers still debating guns in churches laws

| March 27, 2011 | 0 Comments



ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The debate continues over where gun permit holders should be allowed to carry their weapons. A bill approved by the State Senate would let the owners or members of a church decide whether to allow guns in their place of worship. Gun rights activists it's a good step forward, but many […]




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Senate approves guns in church bill

| March 21, 2011 | 0 Comments



The Georgia Senate approved legislation last week that would let churches decide whether they want to allow weapons in their places of worship. The measure passed by a vote of 41-11. Republican Sen. Jeff Mullis of Chickamauga says the bill treats churches like any other private property and offers smaller churches a way to protect […]




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Newborn Baby Boy Found In Church Restroom Sink

| March 21, 2011 | 0 Comments



DENVER — A newborn that was found in a church sink is a boy and is in fair condition, according to Denver police Det. Leslie Branch-Wise. Officers said they are still looking for the mother of the child. 7NEWS has learned police want to speak with a woman seen at the church Friday that did […]




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Richardson Police Faith-Based Crime Prevention Conference – March 26 2011

| March 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



For the second year on Saturday March 26, 2011 the Richardson Police Department will be hosting a Faith-Based Crime Prevention Conference that is open to all places of worship.  The conference will have speakers and presentations about crime prevention, terrorism and how to keep your place of worship safe.  For the second year Congregational Security […]




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EU may help protect Czech church heritage from thefts

| March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments



Prague,March 1 (CTK) – The Czech parish in Římov, south Bohemia, is to seek a subsidy from the European Union to protect its unique Stations of the Cross with Baroque statues from frequent thefts, daily Lidove noviny (LN) writes Tuesday. Consequently, the Czech Republic might be the first European country to be in such a […]




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Richardson Police Faith-Based Crime Prevention Conference – March 26 2011

| February 24, 2011 | 0 Comments



For the second year on Saturday March 26, 2011 the Richardson Police Department will be hosting a Faith-Based Crime Prevention Conference that is open to all places of worship.  The conference will have speakers and presentations about crime prevention, terrorism and how to keep your place of worship safe.  For the second year Congregational Security […]




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‘Open door’ policies at churches have changed with the times

| February 24, 2011 | 0 Comments



Churches’ traditional role as a place of sanctuary where the door was always open is at odds with the reality of life. Suffice it to say that these days, some churches use security systems. Others rely on locks, lighting and alert neighbors. The Rev. Kenneth Simon, pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church, 1507 Hillman St., […]




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Bill tougher on church disruptions

| February 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



A proposal to increase the penalties for disrupting a religious service would only further confuse what constitutes free speech in places of worship, some advocates of civil liberties said. It is already a misdemeanor in Michigan to disturb religious services and, if convicted, carries a penalty of up to 90 days in jail, a fine […]




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Attacks on Indonesian Churches Spiked in 2010, Group Says

| February 6, 2011 | 0 Comments



Violations of Christians’ religious freedom in Indonesia jumped from 12 incidents in 2009 to 75 last year, according to a report from the Setara Institute for Democracy and Peace. Setara Institute researcher Ismail Hasani said at a press conference last week that 43 incidents involved attacks on churches and other security threats, sealing of worship […]




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First cross metal detectors, then enter Goa churches

| January 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) The next time you want to walk down the solemn church pews in Goa, you might just have to duck under door frame metal detectors first. And frisking points and handbag scanners may just come in next. Faced with increasing instances of desecration and break-ins, authorities in the Archdiocese of Goa […]




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