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London joined 11 other UK cities in a move to become a 'City of Sanctuary' for refugees and people claiming sanctuary in the UK, with a launch event at St Martin-in-the-Fields on Trafalgar Square last week.
On 6th October Oxford City Council passed a motion to support Oxford in its bid to become a ‘City of Sanctuary.'
Weston Park Museum is planning a display on Sheffield as a City of Sanctuary. The display will tell some of the stories of friendship and solidarity between Sheffield people and those who have sought sanctuary here over the years.
On Wednesday 1st October Bradford's new City of Sanctuary group held its public launch.
On 25th September at the Coventry 'Council House' (Town Hall) Coventry's own movement to become an official City of Sanctuary was launched by the Mayor Andy Matchet.
National charity Refugee Action has just announced its support for the City of Sanctuary movement, offering to help develop local City of Sanctuary groups in all the areas where it works.
The online politics magazine Open Democracy recorded interviews with City of Sanctuary supporters in Sheffield for Refugee Week. You can listen and download the podcast here.
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People representing groups from over 20 towns and cities, from Glasgow to Portsmouth, came to our first City of Sanctuary national conference on 4th June to share ideas about how to build their own local Cities (or Towns or Villages) of Sanctuary.
City of Sanctuary in London has taken its first step, with an initial meeting in May and ambitious plans for…
Over the next fortnight the online magazine 'Open Democracy' is working with City of Sanctuary to produce a series of articles and podcasts on the experiences of people seeking sanctuary in the UK. You can read, listen, and participate in the discussion at opendemocracy.net.
"The development and expansion of the ‘City of Sanctuary' movement is
All four major candidates for London Mayor have recently backed the proposals of the Strangers into Citizens campaign for an 'earned pathway into citizenship' for undocumented migrants, including refused asylum-seekers.
The New Statesman has published an article by Donna Covey, Chief Executive of the Refugee Council, outlining the support they would like to see from London Mayoral candidates, which includes: