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U.S. Department of Justice to host Protecting Houses of Worship Training

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Montana

MISSOULA—The U.S. Attorney’s Office is hosting a training program on Wednesday, July 24, at Blessed Trinity Church to share best practices for security at houses of worship. 

The Protecting Houses of Worship program will take place from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Blessed Trinity Parish, 1475 Eaton St., in Missoula.

The free program will provide faith-based leaders and community members an opportunity to discuss and learn how to prevent and respond to hate crimes against places of worship. Topics will include an overview of religious hate crimes, preventing and responding to active shooter situations, hate crimes statistics and symbols and securing places of worship.

Speakers include U.S. Attorney Kurt G. Alme and representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Anti-Defamation League Pacific Northwest Regional Office.

The U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service and United States Attorney’s Office organized the program. Blessed Trinity Church is hosting the event.

 All faith-based community leaders and members are welcome to attend.  To obtain more information and/or RSVP for the event please e-mail





Clair Johnson Howard
Public Information Officer

Updated July 23, 2019

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