July 2021


A delicate dance of contradictions

How does the design of a worship space serve to welcome everyone in a community and yet deter those who may cause harm?

In this edition of Cover Stories, writer Keith Loria spoke to a church architect on a mission to find a security consultant and a security consultant willing to think deeply about the issue of church safety today. Read what both have to say in "Security and Then Some."

One chilling excerpt: "Houses of worship ... sometimes attract the animosity of those who are biased against their theology or against their congregants." Take a moment with this important read and give us your feedback.


Carol Badaracco Padgett, Editor

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