A place of sanctuary

Tim Gee writes about making your Meeting a place of sanctuary

Mulberry Tree Community Garden. | Photo: Tilly Goodwin for Britain Yearly Meeting.

Building on a heritage of welcoming newcomers to Britain, and a conviction there is that of God in every person, Quakers across Britain are working to welcome people seeking sanctuary. This includes hosting people at home, providing legal support, volunteering in Calais and Dunkirk, local campaigning, providing English lessons, visiting detention centres, providing holidays, and holding anti-racism events. Many Friends serve community projects as individuals or through work. Some Meeting houses are hubs for welcome projects hosted by the Meeting as a whole.

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