City of Sanctuary UK holds the vision that our nations will be welcoming places of safety for all and proud to offer sanctuary to people fleeing violence and persecution. In order to realise this vision, City of Sanctuary UK supports a network of groups, which includes villages, towns, cities and regions across the UK, and others engaged in Streams of Sanctuary, Sanctuary Awards and activities intended to welcome people seeking sanctuary.
For more information see our Charter.
Whilst we are a movement in our own right we also contribute towards wider movement building through partnership work and supporting advocacy and campaigning initiatives.
We work closely with our partner organisation Places of Sanctuary Ireland.
Wherever refugees go, we want them to feel safe and find people who will welcome them.
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We are recruiting a Communications Manager!
Hours: 21 hours per week Salary: £28,000 pro rata Holiday entitlement: 28 days plus 8 statutory Bank holidays, pro rata Based: Location Flexible
Church of Sanctuary Conference
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Boundless- Bernie Jordan
Miss Taylor arrives, her entry steel barred. Security cameras lock onto her face then a catch is released with a beep and a click. The gate swings closed behind, and the door opens with a belch of deodorised air. She attempts a ‘hello’ through a Perspex screen, and the receptionist tries to apologise, pointing to the computerised arrivals system.
Manchester institutions awarded University of Sanctuary and Museum of Sanctuary status
The University of Manchester and Manchester Museum have been awarded university of sanctuary and museum of sanctuary status. The universities…
Oxford City Council passed motion to become a city of sanctuary
At its meeting on Monday 22nd July, Oxford City Council voted unanimously to pass a motion pledging support for plans…
Open letter to the Home Secretary
City of Sanctuary has joined over 35 organisations who have signed an open letter to the new Home Secretary, Priti…
Our office is moving!
From 2nd Aug 2019, we will be based at:
#WeareBristol- a new campaign in the city to bring people together
A new campaign has been launched to celebrate the differences between people in Bristol. Bristol, a city of sanctuary, with…
Nelson Mandela Primary School – Birmingham’s latest School of Sanctuary
Nelson Mandela Primary School in Birmingham received the Sanctuary Award on 15th July. The school became a Rights Respecting School…
Safe Passage for the county of Dorset
At last, we have reached that moment when we at Safe Passage for the county of Dorset can ask our…
Hastings Community of Sanctuary Round Up – July 2019
It’s been an incredibly busy 2019 so far, with lots more to come in the second half of the year!
Official Launch of OPEN – June 2019
By Alex Kempton – Media and Communications Lead for Hastings Community of Sanctuary
Schools of Sanctuary starting in Hastings – June 2019
Dr Felicity Laurence – Chair of Hastings Community of Sanctuary
Festival By The Lake – June 2019
Dr Felicity Laurence, Chair of Hastings Community of Sactuary
Caring for Children Moving Alone
Protecting Unaccompanied and Separated Children Another great FREE online course has come up. This course is about the care and protection…
Patients Not Passports: The Fight for an Open NHS
Too unwell to travel and unable to afford treatment in the UK – This is the predicament Nasar Khan found…
Doncaster Conversation Club Newsletter – 56
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Sign the Petition: Stop Indefinite Offshore Detention!
Stop the indefinite offshore detention of asylum seekers now! Add your voice to the many others calling for the closure of Australia’s offshore detention facilities: http://chng.it/8FdFmZYctt.