Secretary Mayorkas delivered the following remarks at the Protecting Places of Worship Roundtable, hosted at the White House in Washington, D.C. on September 28, 2023.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the 2024 Homeland Threat Assessment, which continues to identify a high risk of foreign and domestic terrorism in 2024.
Secretary Mayorkas Brings Together Faith Leaders to Discuss Efforts to Enhance DHS’s Work to Protect Houses of Worship
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas convened a meeting of the Faith-Based Security Advisory Council (FBSAC), reconstituted in September of 2022. At the meeting on Tuesday, June 6, Secretary Mayorkas and Deputy Secretary Tien emphasized the Department’s commitment to better supporting faith communities across the country in matters of security and preparedness. FBSAC members presented their recommendations to the entire Council on how DHS can improve information sharing, increase access to DHS grants and resources, and build trust and partnerships with faith-based organizations, leaders, and communities.
DHS Announces New Members of Faith-Based Security Advisory Council (FBSAC)
Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the appointment of 25 members to the reinvigorated Faith-Based Security Advisory Council, in advance of the first meeting on October 6, 2022.