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
'Sanctuary Break' to Corrymeela 8.7.17
By Yvonne BoylePosted by: Causeway
World on our doorstep - "Horsforth Refugee Camp" in LeedsPosted by: City of Sanctuary
SINGING FOR SANCTUARY
Howth Gospel Choir in North Dublin opened up the whole concept of choirs of sanctuary in Ireland on World Peace Day…Posted by: Dublin
Portlaoise Honorary Place of Sanctuary
Friday 22nd September was Culture Night all over Ireland – an evening when hundreds of thousands have a chance to…Posted by: Portlaoise
PORTLAOISE CELEBRATES SANCTUARY ON CULTURE NIGHT
Father Paddy receives the award on behalf of the Parish CentrePosted by: Portlaoise
Stories of Welcome - Lichfield Diocese
The Anglican Diocese of Lichfield offer you 13 stories illustrating some of the many ways in which members of churches…Posted by: Wolverhampton
Catholic community of Cambridge pledge to support Cambridge as a City of Sanctuary
On Friday 16th June, at Our Lady & the English Martyrs, Cambridge, Father Pat Cleary signed a “Resolution of Support”…Posted by: Cambridge
City of Sanctuary Charter launched at AGM
On Wednesday 5th July at the AGM, City of Sanctuary proudly launched its charter which crystallizes who and what we are, our values and principles and will guide us to reach our vision.Posted by: City of Sanctuary
Changing Lives - Helping Refugees
St Augustine’s Church and Community Centre Richmond Road, CB4 3PS. Sunday 14th May 11.45 am – 2pm.Posted by: Cambridge
York - City of Human Rights, Short Film
York City of Sanctuary coordinator helped with this film about York becoming a City of Human Rights this year. Paul talks about the importance of human rights and how York has now become the very first City of Human Rights in the UK. we hope that many more follow suit.Posted by: York