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Wales is aiming to become the world’s first ‘Nation of Sanctuary’. Our vision is of a Wales in which 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.

There are many successful City of Sanctuary groups across Wales carrying out amazing work in their communities. Find your local group here: List of City of Sanctuary groups | City of Sanctuary. If there is no group local to you, get in touch to find out how to set up a new group.

We are building a movement of welcome by supporting and encouraging sectors to embed solidarity, compassion and inclusion within their work.

Any individual or organisation can join or form a Stream of Sanctuary as long as they are committed to the vision and values of City of Sanctuary. Through active learning about issues faced by people in the asylum system, the promotion of an inclusive and compassionate approach and the sharing of ideas and resources, the members of the Stream work together to make welcome widespread within their sector.

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 at [email protected].

News from Wales: Nation of Sanctuary

News from the Nation of Sanctuary networks

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