Building on the successes of City of Sanctuary groups throughout the nation and other partners in the Welsh Refugee Coalition, we’re aiming for Wales to become the world’s first ‘Nation of Sanctuary’, celebrating Welsh hospitality and our history of migration and safety.
Our vision is of a Wales wherever people seeking sanctuary go, they are met with welcome, understanding and celebration of their unique contribution to the rich tapestry of Welsh life.
We know that it will take action from a wide range of people and organisations, all over Wales, to make this vision a reality. We’re pleased we already have the support of Welsh Government and have started some really exciting work with universities, the health service and trade unions.
If you’d like to join the movement to make Wales a Nation of Sanctuary, you might want to consider some of the ideas here or contact us!
Yarn bombing at St. Mary’s Church Brecon
The challenge set by Rev Anna Bessant was 'Come and join us for an Easter celebration in The Parish Church…
Sanctuary competition for local schools
Display of work on the theme of Sanctuary In St Mary’s Church
The concept of a church as a place of sanctuary has existed for centuries. Historically, people who sought refuge from…
Statement of Support for the Right to Strike
We strongly support everyone’s right to work with fair pay and decent working conditions,
Working towards becoming recognised as Schools of Sanctuary
Clyro, Hay On Wye and Llangorse Primary schools have applied to become Schools of Sanctuary and have been starting to…
The Future of Sanctuary in Swansea
Thank you to everyone who joined us on Thursday 8th December at Volcano Theatre for our Sanctuary Awards presentation, AGM…
Stop the Rwanda Flights #FillTheSkiesWithHope
Refugees abandon their homes to escape war and persecution. They have to seek safety elsewhere. The right to do so,…
Statement against forced removals to Rwanda
As a group of organisations based in Swansea, we utterly condemn the UK government’s policy of “off-shoring” asylum seekers, whether…
Home Away from Home Exhibition 2022
This week the Swansea City of Sanctuary team took down our month-long exhibition, Home Away from Home, which has been…
Stop Rwanda Deportations – Keep up the Pressure
About 150 people attended the rally in Castle Square against deportations to Rwanda
Statement + Protest Against Westminster Government Deportation of Refugees to Rwanda
We are determined that Swansea will remain a City of Sanctuary, and that Wales will remain a Nation of Sanctuary!
Latest on Homes for Ukraine – Public Event on 20 October at 5:30pm
Are you hosting guests under the Homes for Ukraine scheme or would you like to find out more about the…
Letter to Welsh Lords about the Nationality and Borders bill
Letter to some Welsh Lords and Ladies about the nationality and Borders bill
Art Gallery and pop-up Shop
On the 4th February 2022 the old Oxfam shop in Bethel Square will become an Art gallery and