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After the Referendum – City of Sanctuary’s vision and message of welcome is needed more than ever.


We all know the outcome of the European Union (EU) Referendum. The UK voted to leave the EU. City of Sanctuary recognises that leaving the European Union will create uncertainty, but the network will ensure and continue to promote our vision of welcome and safety, and to develop places and spaces of sanctuary across the UK.

Irrespective of which side our supporters and potential supporters have voted, what unites us all is our shared vision; to both welcome and provide safety to people who have sought sanctuary here, and to those who have settled and called the UK ‘their adopted home.’

Our values of standing for justice, peace, respect, co-existence and embracing diversity must be the corner stones of all that we plan to do, either individually or as a group, in the coming days, weeks, months and years ahead.

Any incidents of hate crime, racist attacks and xenophobia you may witness should be reported to the police; please check the following website for more assistance with hate crime reporting –

Alan Thomas and Jonathan Ellis

Chair and Vice-Chair, City of Sanctuary


Media Enquiries should be directed to Media & Communications Officer, Forward Maisokwadzo  on 07982136368 or Email: [email protected]