City of Sanctuary is a movement committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for refugees seeking sanctuary from war and persecution. Our network of local groups includes boroughs, towns and cities across the UK and Ireland, all committed to building this culture of welcome across every sphere of society.
Wherever refugees go, we want them to feel safe and find people who will welcome them.
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Schools of Sanctuary and Oxfam create new resources to teach about refugees and welcome
Oxfam and Schools of Sanctuary, have created resources which enables learners to think about why refugees leave their homes, what challenges they…Posted by: Schools
Ending Asylum Destitution Conference Write-up
On the 6th of March 2015, Bristol City of Sanctuary hosted the Ending Asylum Destitution conference. Over 180 delegates from…Posted by: Bristol
Guardian provides a Guide “How to teach . . . about refugees”
As its contribution to Refugee Week, the Guardian Teacher Network has published an informative article with links to a range…Posted by: Schools
Come and celebrate with us at the launch of Sanctuary on Sea!
To kick off Refugee Week 2015, we will be celebrating Brighton and Hove’s official commitment to being a City of Sanctuary…Posted by: Brighton and Hove
Transform 15 at the West Yorkshire Playhouse
As part of the West Yorkshire Playhouse (WYP) Transform festival, the City of Sanctuary were invited to participate in a…Posted by: Leeds
Part time job in Sanctuary Arts
An organized and reliable person needed to be Audience Development and Outreach Coordinator on Nine Lives by Zodwa Nyoni, performed…
Refugee Week 2015: time to get creative!
We’re getting prepared for Refugee Week, which takes place from 15-21st June this year. Refugee Week is a UK-wide programme…Posted by: Swansea
Successful and enjoyable AGM in Sunny Leicester
“Our best ever AGM”
Latest Statistics on the Mediterranean Crossings from UNHCR
Stats on the Mediterranean crossings UNHCR has provided some very useful statistics on this issue: in 2015, there have been approximately…
Support for deportees to Italy – Information made available by Waging Peace
Assistance available in Italy Waging Peace, supporters of the Sanctuary Summit, are seeing more of their clients being returned to Italy under…
Liverpool City of Sanctuary and Asylum Link Liverpool welcome all those affected by the new HO Regulations on new submissions.
The Home Office’s plans to centralise all further submissions in Liverpool came into force on 30 March 2015. A letter from…
Call for City of Sanctuary to join refugee women outside Yarl’s Wood on Saturday 6th June
Women for Refugee Women have invited City of Sanctuary to speak on Saturday 6 June 2015 at the Shut Down…
Corrymeela, celebrated its 50th AnniversaryPosted by: Dublin
Maternity Stream makes an impact in Ireland and Barcelona!
Maternity Stream of Sanctuary Trustee Sara Abraham, City of Sanctuary Trustee and Researcher in Midwifery & Reproductive Health at Bradford…Posted by: Maternity
Better primary care facilities for people seeking asylum in Bradford
Bevan Healthcare, the Social Enterprise which provides primary care services for people in Bradford who are homeless, seeking asylum or…Posted by: Health
Cambridge Council passes motion against destitution
On 16 April 2015, Cambridge City Council became the 13th Council to pass a motion against the destitution of asylum seekers.…
Refugee Action calls for lasting policy solutions to the refugee crisis
Today Refugee Action launched a petition specifically calling for Britain to take the lead in developing lasting solutions including resettlement and…
CoS AGM – inspires delegates
Personal notes on the AGM from Joseph Chivayo, Derby CoS and Red Cross volunteer:
Beeston Primary School to launch charity single ‘Child of the Universe’
The wonderful Beeston Primary School are releasing the song ‘Child of the Universe’ as a charity single. The song was written as part of the school becoming a School of Sanctuary.Posted by: Leeds
Corrymeela 50th Anniversary in Dublin
Dublin will be hosting a celebration of 50 years activity by the Corrymeela Community on the weekend of 8-10 May, and City of Sanctuary will have a major part in the celebrations. For more information look at this link:Posted by: Dublin