Presvytera Vassi Makris Haros is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art, Architecture & Planning and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. She is the owner, designer and photographer of V’s Cardbox, In Service and Love. a greeting card company featuring cards with an Orthodox voice. She strongly feels that experiencing the Orthodox Faith through the church’s cyclical calendar of feasts and fasts is a gift that is too often overlooked.
Church shootings aren’t common in the US but there is a rise of Christian persecution around the world and it seems important to start the dialogue of making sure US churches are safe. Earlier this week I spoke with Dan Christopulos, Country Representative – USA, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) regarding Active Shooter situation in the US. Their Frontliner volunteers have been trained for All Hazards which includes active shootings.
Dan has asked that we share the following from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA is hosting a webinar on ACTIVE SHOOTER situations.
ACTIVE SHOOTER WEBINAR
FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division invites you to a webinar on Thursday, September 29, 2016, which will feature experts discussing ways communities can prepare for active shooter incidents. The webinar will also feature related resources.
Title: Community Discussion: Active Shooter Preparedness
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
· Scott Breor , Director, Protective Security Coordination Division, Office of Infrastructure Protection, DHS
· Katherine W. Schweit, Section Chief , Office of Partner Engagement, FBI
· Mark Beckwith, Deputy Chief of Police and Public Safety, Augustana College
How to Join the Webinar:
· Please register for the event using the Adobe Connect registration web link.
· Be sure to test your Adobe Connect connection prior to the meeting.
· This webinar will offer closed captioning.
We hope that you will be able to join them on September 29.
Photo Source: CNN, Emanuel AME Church.
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