Swindon host a successful Southwest and Wales CoS Regional Conference
Forty delegates from 14 cities and towns of sanctuary groups from the South West of England and Wales came together…
South West and Wales Regional Conference on 7th September in Swindon
Local groups in the South West of England and Wales will gather in Swindon on Thursday 7th to share inspirational…
University of Bristol Sanctuary scholarship- Open for Applications
The University of Bristol (UoB) Sanctuary Scholarship is open for applications for 2017 entry. The application deadline is 22 June 2017. The Scholarship is open…
A Great British Welcome
A Great British Welcome is the UN Refugee Agency’s series of stories profiling people across the UK who are supporting refugees.
Church Leaders denounce suspension of “Dubs” policy
In a joint letter to the Home Secretary, the leaders of five Churches have expressed their concern at the Government’s announcement that it intends to suspend the programme for the safe re-settlement of unaccompanied minors seeking refuge in the United Kingdom.
Wales Nation of Sanctuary Newsletter
This newsletter highlights some of the practical activities by Wales Nation of Sanctuary supporters and its partners to make Wales a welcoming place for sanctuary seekers.Download [3.00 MB]
Swansea asylum seeker pays tribute to people of her new home, saying she was treated ‘very kindly’
AN asylum seeker who sought sanctuary in Swansea has spoken of her sadness in fleeing her country and the warm welcome she received in her adopted home.
HOPEcamp: love, solidarity and empowerment
By Eleri Williams, Wales Cities of Sanctuary Swansea Development Worker
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.…
Bishop calls Britain to hold its moral compass on refugees
One of the country’s most senior bishops, Rt Rev David Walker, the bishop of Manchester, writing in The Guardian, said Britain has a moral imperative to accept refugees from conflicts in which it has participated. Rt Rev David Walker says it is ‘unworthy’ for politicians to label displaced migrants as criminals, and the country should take in ‘fair share’.