(18 Feb 2015) There will be a peaceful lobby (‘Say NO to the Government’s plan to double the size of Campsfield’) of Cherwell District Council Planning Committee, on Thursday 19th February 2015, Assemble3:15pm Council Offices, Bodicote House,... read more (Legal bombshell hits Campsfield expansion plan) »
What’s happening around the country?
These are the latest stories from City of Sanctuary movements and streams around the UK. We also have a full list of City of Sanctuary Groups and Movements.
(5 Mar) MORE than 160 people from 29 UK cities will gather in Bristol on Friday 6 March to call for an end to government induced destitution among asylum-seekers at the first joint national conference between local authorities, refugee... read more »
(28 Feb) BRISTOL City of Sanctuary is hosting the first joint national conference between local authorities and the refugee & voluntary sector to focus on ending the scandal of asylum destitution in the UK. read more »
(23 Feb) The Unity in Diversity group provides meals, support and learning opportunities to asylum seekers and refugees in the Swansea area. Due to the tragic closure of the Cyrenians community centre the UiD group has moved to a new venue and... read more »
(3 Mar) On Saturday 28th February, in collaboration with Open Doors, Hull, and supported by Tearfund, we held a Day Conference in Jubilee Church Hull, on the subject of “Asylum Seekers, Refugees and the Church – How do we welcome... read more »
(2 Mar) Instead of giving a bunch of cut flowers this Mother’s Day, one local charity is leading the way by dedicating an area of living hay meadow, jam-packed with native wildflowers, as a lasting tribute for an extra special mum. Yorkshire... read more »
(2 Mar) Rose McCarthy (National Streams Coordinator) and Emily Wood, a refugee from Zimbabwe gave a talk about Schools of Sanctuary at the Leeds Beckett’s University Schools Inclusion Conference on February 24th 2015. 100 year 3 student... read more »
(16 Feb) Thanks to volunteer Shali Bullough, Leicester City of Sanctuary has just been awarded £9,040 from the Lottery Fund for a welcoming project called Open Door. We hope that this project will run alongside our current Hello Leicester project... read more »
(7 Feb) Keeping the Memory Alive 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the massacre of many people in Srebenica, Bosnia, who were remembered as part of this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day events in Derby, along with the 70th anniversary of the... read more »
(17 Dec) On Saturday 15th November 2014 in Birmingham, City of Sanctuary held a national conference, ‘Standing in Solidity with Asylum Seekers and Refugees’. Over 400 people attended from all over the British Isles. There were guest speakers and... read more »
(1 Dec) Sanctum: A Refugee’s Story – A Play by Without Walls Theatre Company On Sunday 23rd November, Sheffield celebrated Light Night, an event which marked the turning on of the Christmas lights. The event hosted a large and... read more »
Oxford City of Sanctuary Relaunch: First Annual General Meeting & Elections set for 10th December 2014
(30 Nov) Dear Friends, After a few years of quiet, old and new members have come together to support the relaunch of the Oxford City of Sanctuary movement. Oxford City of Sanctuary aims to promote the inclusion and welfare of those coming to the... read more »
(17 Nov) Sheffield organisations were well represented at the first ever Sanctuary Summit held in Birmingham last Saturday. At least 10 local people representing seven different local groups joined 400 others from all over Britain to express their... read more »