City of Sanctuary Dublin aims to challenge misinformation, dispel stereotypes and myths, and break barriers by bringing people together.
Our goal is to create a network of places and spaces throughout Dublin that are proud to be places of safety and which include people seeking protection by fostering participation in the daily life of their communities.
We work to build coalitions of organisations from all sectors (faith groups, voluntary, business, education, etc) which make a public commitment to welcome and include refugees and people seeking sanctuary in their usual activities. It is our belief, that when organisations, groups and projects include people seeking sanctuary in their activities, personal relationships will be formed which will lead to greater understanding and support.
Our focus is on people who are forced to seek sanctuary but at the same time we intend that the process of working for a culture of hospitality and inclusion will also benefit other migrant groups, as well as host communities.
Places of Sanctuary Ireland is Hiring!
Places of Sanctuary Ireland is growing fast with new groups and initiatives springing up all over Ireland. WE are now…
Third letter from Thessaloniki : A drop in the ocean
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City of Sanctuary football tournament in Dublin on National TV News
Second Letter from Thessaloniki
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Sanctuary in Politics course is recruiting again!
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FIRST LETTER FROM THESSALONIKI
City of Sanctuary Dublin volunteer and mentor, Almut Schlepper, is volunteering with refugees in Greece for a few weeks. Here…
DCU – the First University of Sanctuary in Ireland
Handmade snacks by Syrian refugees in Ireland
Places of Ireland conference report
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Dublin Unitarian Church, first Church of Sanctuary in Ireland
“Tales of Sanctuary” on Culture Night 16 September 2016
The Dublin City of Sanctuary put on a show “Tales of Sanctuary” in the Unitarian Church as part of its Culture…
Delving into Irish politics and history
Following the success of the Sanctuary in Politics course, City of Sanctuary Dublin has for the past three weekends hosted guest speakers to allow asylum seekers, refugees and migrants opportunities to deepen their knowledge of the Irish political context.
Sanctuary in Politics course a success!
On April 16th, students of the groundbreaking Sanctuary in Politics course celebrated their graduation with heartfelt speeches, cultural performances and…