City of Sanctuary is made up of people from all faiths and none. The concepts of Sanctuary and Hospitality are thousands of years old and they are evident in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, the Baha’i Faith, Sikhism and in Hinduism.
The Faiths Stream of Sanctuary has evolved from a recognition of how many faith groups support the City of Sanctuary movement and open their doors to sanctuary seekers, often providing significant practical support that makes a real difference to the lives of sanctuary seekers.
Here is a link to a lovely video of two asylum seekers who were asked to sing to the congregation in St Michael’s Anglican Church when they were invited to meet the Bishop of Leeds on his visit as a follow up to a weekend retreat organised by local people in Malhamdale for asylum seeking women and their children.
The photograph on this page is of the sanctuary knocker at Durham Cathedral.
Latest Faiths news from across the network
Hackney Borough of Sanctuary support for Syrian families
Hackney Borough of Sanctuary recently held an annual general meeting on 15 February 2017 to discuss how to give support to the process of bringing Syrian families to Hackney as part of Hackney Council’s commitment to bring families under the UNHCR programme.Posted by: Hackney
Churches across Ireland and UK - stand up for justice and unity
Taking the lead from Waterford, churches up and down Ireland, UK and beyond are joining forces to ring out their…Posted by: Waterford
Inderjit Bhogal (founder of the first City of Sanctuary initiative in Sheffield) speaks about 'Home'.
Tuesday 28th February at 7.30 – 9.00; Jane Harrison Room at Newnham College, Sidgwick Avenue.
Mapping Sanctuary in Edinburgh
As more refugees and asylum seekers arrive in Edinburgh, many brilliant initiatives have sprung up to provide a welcome across the city. As more groups are stepping forward to offer help and support – from providing bikes and language lessons through to advice on navigating the education and health system – the network becomes wider but more difficult to visualise.Posted by: City Template
Run4Refugees is back again
Run4Refugees is happening again this year on Saturday 11 March 2017 in Cannon Hill Park from 12 noon. The event…Posted by: Birmingham
Cambridge One Day With Us - Celebrating diversity and the contribution of migrants
Sunday 19th February, 12 noon, Memorial Unitarian Church, Emmanuel Rd, CB1 1JW
FIRST LETTER FROM THESSALONIKI
City of Sanctuary Dublin volunteer and mentor, Almut Schlepper, is volunteering with refugees in Greece for a few weeks. Here…Posted by: Dublin
Dublin Unitarian Church, first Church of Sanctuary in IrelandPosted by: Dublin
Being Human: Stories from Syria.
A man forced to live under IS rule will explain how his faith helped him cope with this ordeal. This event at Exeter Cathedral on Thursday 24th November at 7pm is organised as part of a nation-wide Being Human festival of humanities. http://www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/event/all-events/being-human-stories-from-syria.ashxPosted by: Exeter
Welcome to the Stranger
Tuesday November 15th, 7.00-9.00 p.m. The Lord Ashcroft Building, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge (most easily accessed from Broad…