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We are excited to announce that our book, ‘A Hundred Thousand Welcomes’  is now available as an E-book – launched on World Book Day 2021. In the comfort of your homes under the current lockdown you can read and share this published E-book which tell the story of City of Sanctuary from its beginnings in 2005 to 2018.

“This book tells the inspiring and heartening story of how a simple idea became transformational. Read it and it may change your life too!”  Maurice Wren, former CEO Refugee Council

“At a time of rising xenophobia and racism, this book is a beautiful celebration of everyday acts of welcome.“ Caroline Lucas MP

It’s told through a tapestry of personal stories about welcoming refugees. The stories come from all over the City of Sanctuary network, which now involves over 120 local groups across UK and Ireland, and are told by refugees and their friends. The stories take us into the lives of ordinary people in cities and countryside, schools and universities, churches and mosques, trades unions, libraries, sports clubs, theatres and much more, and shine a spotlight on ways that refugees have found a home and a welcome in these places.

City of Sanctuary groups share a vision to promote, network and resource activities in all spheres of society that focus on welcoming and including refugees who have come to these islands to seek safety. In publishing this book, we hope to provide inspiration and understanding to people involved in the sanctuary movement and help those who are not involved to get a better understanding of refugees and the amazing contributions they bring.

The author of the book is Tiffy Allen, who was the Network Coordinator from 2010 to 2017 and is now the All-Ireland Coordinator.

Buying the book

An E-book is available to buy NOW for just £3.99 on Amazon and Lulu

The printed  book can also be purchased from Lulu Publishers. 

All profits from purchases will go to City of Sanctuary UK

People seeking sanctuary can access the book for free by emailing us at [email protected]

If you would like to order 15+ copies, we can offer you a discounted price of £9 per copy. Please visit this page.

A leaflet for the book is below.