Large turnout of community leaders to discuss religious protection

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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – The Sioux City Human Rights Commission and the U. S. Department of Justice brought together a packed room of religious leaders, law enforcement and others in the Siouxland community.

The discussion covered religious discrimination and religious land use protections.
The Department of Justice passed along the information leaders need to know about protecting their churches, synagogues, and temples from hate crimes.
Government representatives also told the crowd about their rights as a religious entity and who can help if damage is inflicted on their property or if parishioners are harmed.

The religious information was part of a larger discussion that included a session on hate crimes, active shooter training and security best practices.

Travis Hoffer

Travis Hoffer

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