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Faith Leaders Who Lived Through Mass Shootings Meet with D.C. Safety Officials

Faith leaders from across the country who lived through deadly shootings at their places of worship visited the Washington National Cathedral Monday night for a group discussion involving D.C. public safety officials.

The talks inside the cathedral, closed to press coverage, included Eric Manning, senior pastor at Emmanuel AME in Charleston, South Carolina; Alan Hausman, vice president of Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Rev. Frank Pomeroy of First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

The aim of the talks — hosted by the cathedral and sponsored by D.C. police, the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, and the Mayor’s Office of Religious Affairs — were to draw some benefit from the dreadful experiences of the churches and synagogue.

Read more at WTOP

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