Friends at the forefront of City of Sanctuary movement

Craig Barnett discusses the impact Friends have had

City of Sanctuary is a grassroots movement that brings together local organisations to make their town or city a recognised place of welcome and safety for people claiming sanctuary in the UK.  When I started to explore the idea of Sheffield as a City of Sanctuary in 2005, Sheffield Friends organised a Meeting for Clearness to test whether this was a genuine Concern. The Meeting then became one of the first organisations in the city to publicly support the movement, at the time when it was still a completely untried and controversial proposal.

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