Introducing the “Interfaith Security Council”

The CSS, the 67th Precinct Clergy Council, Inc. “The GodSquad,” a Brooklyn faith-based organization comprised of experienced clergy focused on lessening neighborhood tensions and acting as a liaison between their communities and law enforcement, and the Community Security Initiative (CSI), a program created by the UJA-Federation of New York and Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC-NY) that helps guide institutions to enhance their security, have established a coalition of representatives from New York’s faith-based communities to create “The Interfaith Security Council.”

The Council, comprised representatives from more than 20 faith-based organizations, is designed to share best practices in communal security, speak out in one voice against violent extremism, and help ensure the safety and well-being of all faith-based communities. The three entities have created the council — representing the full diversity of New York’s religious communities — so that together, these groups and communal leaders will have a forum to regularly share their expertise in strengthening communal safety and security, and have the opportunity to enhance relationships with law enforcement.