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Church Releases New Safety Guidelines to Help Members in Case of Shootings, Emergencies


Updated safety guidelines for leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were released in a letter from the Presiding Bishopric on Oct. 10.

The letter states that due to “changing conditions around the world,” the purpose of the new guidelines is to help leaders and members know how to increase safety at Church buildings. Leaders are invited to discuss the guidelines in stake and ward councils and educate members to address local concerns.

“We want to get resources into members’ hands — things they can do both at Church and in their daily lives to keep themselves and others safe,” said Eric Hawkins, Church spokesman.

There are two key messages for members in the guidelines, Hawkins said. First, if something seems out of the ordinary, doesn’t fit or doesn’t feel right, tell someone immediately. 

Story by Sydney Walker; lead image credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
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