Homeland Security Interfaith Council Meeting, 2016 and 2018


Homeland Security Interfaith Council Meeting

Homeland Security Interfaith Council Meeting Held at Drew University, 2016 and 2018

The NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness has an interfaith advisory council that meets every three months. The council met at Drew University in 2016 and 2018.

Learn more about the Interfaith Advisory Council in this podcast between NJOHSP Director Jared Maples and Chief of Staff Patrick Rigby.

Michael Aron, NJTV News, Chief Political Correspondent, reported on the CRCC Homeland Security Interfaith Council Meeting at Drew University on March 30, 2016. As Aron wrote in his article “Togetherness Prominent at Homeland Security Interfaith Council Meeting,”

Many denominations are represented as is law enforcement. Participants say it’s valuable.

“We’ve had great discussions about supporting each other and our concerns. We’re very much concerned about Islamophobia as they are with antisemitism because the roots are the same and that’s hatred and oppression and intolerance and we can work together on that,” said Jacob Toporek, Executive Director of the NJ State Association of Jewish Federations.

“It’s a great group and I think it’s going to help a great deal to solve a lot of problems by sitting together and just talking about what’s going on in New Jersey,” President of the American Muslim Union Mohamed Younes said.

You can read Aron’s full article and news video posted on NJTV news website at