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
Walbrook Epiphany churches in Derby become Churches of SanctuaryPosted by: Derby
This is what happened in March 2017 - Monthly Digest
April is finally here as we can see the first signs of warm days in Preston! If you missed any of our posts from March, this is what happened in Preston City of Sanctuary: Preston City of Sanctuary Open Meeting On Monday 13th at Preston Town Hall, Preston City of Sanctuary had an open meeting with charities, faith groups, local schools’ representatives and members of the public. It was the first meeting after the exhibition “Escape to Safety”, kindly provided by Global Link…Posted by: Preston
Will your church promote Refugee Welcome Boxes?
Welcome Boxes are being promoted through churches.Posted by: Faiths
Lenten Project for City of Sanctuary
Christians Aware are running a Lenten project to raise money for City of Sanctuary – a sponsored fast or silence.…Posted by: Faiths
Joy of Bells rang around the world during the St. Patrick's weekend to welcome refugees
Dr. Mary McAleese, former President of IrelandPosted by: Waterford
City of Sanctuary Founder encourages Bristolians to do more to welcome refugees
Revd Dr Inderjit Bhogal, the founder and President of the City of Sanctuary Movement applauded Bristol for becoming the second…Posted by: Bristol
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.Posted by: Cambridge
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