Sanctuary For All – Study Guide for Churches and Individuals [Updated May 2016]

March 14th, 2015

This is a resource that can be used by Churches, small groups or individuals to reflect on the theme of Welcome, Hospitality and Sanctuary. It can also be used as material for house groups or study groups during Lent or Advent. This is a revised edition, published May 2016 Click the link below to access, […]

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Sheffield as a City of Sanctuary

February 15th, 2010

The term “Asylum Seeker” should be dropped.  Don’t use it.  I argued this in an article for the Methodist Recorder in April 2001.  It is better to recognise instead that there are people seeking or taking Sanctuary.  There is an urgent need for a new and alternative vocabulary in the whole Immigration debate which will […]

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Sheffield City of Sanctuary 2008

May 22nd, 2009

On 18th June 2007, during Refugee Week, the Lord Mayor of Sheffield pronounced from the steps of the City Town Hall that Sheffield City Council had declared support for Sheffield as a City of Sanctuary. On 18th September, Sheffield’s City of Sanctuary Committee organised a Press Conference in Sheffield Town Hall to spread the news. […]

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Sheffield as a City of Sanctuary

May 22nd, 2009

Biblical Roots and Christian History The roots of Sanctuary are thousands of years old, and have their basis in such diverse cultures as ancient Egyptian, Hebrew and Greek. The Hebrew tradition enshrined the experience of a formerly oppressed people into the legal code of their new society when 6 towns of refuge/Sanctuary were established according […]

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