AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) - The shooting deaths of nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina has raised questions about safety in places of worship around the globe. Although there is no way to entirely protect a church from violence, leaders can increase safety precautions in order to be proactive rather than reactive. A conference on the matter will take place at Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry, August 3 at 7 p.m. in North Augusta.
After the shooting inside a church in Charleston the narrative of police brutality mostly against unarmed Black and Latino people switched to safety in places of worship.
The narrative changed but the fatalities among minorities communities for minor traffic violations (Sandra Bland) or police overreactions during activities considered non criminal offense, such as a pool party in Dallas, Texas, still are making headlines and protests keep mounting.