Tools and Resources to Protect Places of Worship


The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships releases Allied Against Hate: A Toolkit for Faith Communities 

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Every day across our nation, countless faith leaders from diverse traditions are working together to counter hate and promote peace with justice. Religious leaders and faith communities are well-positioned to use their moral authority to de-escalate conflict, foster respect for the inherent dignity of every human being and point communities toward hope and healing. This toolkit describes practical steps faith communities can take to prevent acts of hate, discrimination, and bias, and to demonstrate solidarity with targeted communities if such acts tragically do occur. For more updates from the White House please visit: Briefing Room | The White House.

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, developed the Protecting Places of Worship: Six Steps to Enhance Security Against Targeted Violence Fact Sheet to outline actions that faith-based organizations and community leaders can take to increase security, focusing on six overarching steps.  

Protecting Houses of Worship: Perimeter Security Considerations Infographic

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This resource is a companion piece to CISA’s and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) co-branded Protecting Places of Worship: Six Steps to Enhance Security Against Targeted Violence Fact Sheet. This infographic outlines low- to no-cost solutions to help implement these suggested practices and highlights ways to identify funding for security improvements. To learn more about layered security and other recommended mitigations, visit CISA’s Mitigating Attacks on Houses of Worship Security Guide.

First Responders Toolbox: Tips to Engage Religious Communities to Protect Places of Worship

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This first responders toolbox raises awareness of potential threats to places of worship, faith-based organizations, and faith leaders, regardless of type, sect, or denomination, and recommends best practices for engaging with religious communities.


The DHS Partnerships Center carries out the policies and program priorities of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, DHS and FEMA for faith and community-based organizations related to all-hazards preparedness, emergency and disaster response and recovery, safety, security, and human trafficking. The DHS Partnerships Center offers a variety of resources to the public at

The DHS Partnerships Center does not endorse any non-governmental organizations, entities or services.

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