Hull City of Sanctuary is a new initiative to make Hull a recognised place of welcome and safety for people in need of sanctuary. A “sanctuary” is a safe place, where people can live without the threat of violence or death, which was the reason they fled from their own country. Britain has a long and honourable history of giving sanctuary to refugees, for many centuries.
As the UN Convention puts it, refugees are “outside their own country owing to a well founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion”.
The Hull City of Sanctuary working group has drawn up a draft resolution which any organisation, business, school, college, faith group, or statutory body is invited to adopt, thereby becoming a member of Hull City of Sanctuary.
As we grow, and we aim to include all relevant groups, we shall apply to the National City of Sanctuary group for recognition as City of Sanctuary.
By joining us, you commit to some action or stance that contributes to the welcoming of asylum seekers and refugees to our city. Many organisations are already doing this – we are not trying to reinvent the wheel, but simply to coordinate and publicise what is done.
Please contact us if you would like to get involved.
Activities in Hull
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Hull, UK City of Culture 2017
We are all very excited by Hull being voted City of Culture 2017, and are collaborating fully with the organisers in order to make the fakes use of the opportunity to promote the aims of City of Sanctuary. There is no doubt that since the first arrival of refugees from…
“Sport for All” in Hull
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Asylum Seekers, Refugees and the Church – successful Day Conference on 28th February
On Saturday 28th February, in collaboration with Open Doors, Hull, and supported by Tearfund, we held a Day Conference in Jubilee Church Hull, on the subject of “Asylum Seekers, Refugees and the Church – How do we welcome strangers into our church and community?”.
First Hull City of Sanctuary Football Match
On Sunday 18th November, at the University of Hull’s excellent all-weather pitch, a team made up of refugees and asylum…
Hull City of Sanctuary holding a "Springboard" event
On Tuesday 15th March the Hull Group is holding an event hosted by the Lord Mayor of Kingston-upon-Hull, in the city’s magnificent Guildhall. After a welcome from the Lord Mayor, and a light buffet, guests will hear short updates from the National Coordinator Tiffy Allen, from the City Councillor with…
Fundraising "Swimathon" wins new friends for the Red Cross in East Yorkshire
Red Cross staff and volunteers joined refugees and asylum seekers from across Hull and the East Riding on 11th September…
Hull City of Sanctuary Launch Event 18th June 2010
After some six months of behind-the-scenes activity, the working group responsible for Hull’s City of Sanctuary initiative went public on…
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