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.
Sanctuary in Nature–Bird watching and Apple Fest
By Paddy Woodworth
Celebrating World Refugee Day: Experiences of working in the refugee camp of Pikpa
On World Refugee Day, we had the privilege of hearing Almut Schlepper speak about her experience of working in Lesvos…
Dublin brainstorm: what we will do in 2018
City of Sanctuary Dublin called for a brainstorm meeting to its network to plan for the work to be done…
Ireland’s Inaugural University of Sanctuary Asylum Narratives Colloquium
Stepping proudly into its role as Ireland’s first University of Sanctuary, Dublin City University has hosted its first colloquium, hailed…
Key groups pull together to promote Right to Work for asylum seekers in Ireland
SINGING FOR SANCTUARY
Howth Gospel Choir in North Dublin opened up the whole concept of choirs of sanctuary in Ireland on World Peace Day…
21/09/2017: Asylum Seekers Rights to Work in Ireland
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Report on Second Sanctuary in Politics Dublin (5)
FIFTH SESSION, 1 APRIL – POLITICAL AND SOCIAL CAMPAIGNING
Report on Second Sanctuary in Politics Dublin (4)
FOURTH SESSION, 25 MARCH – POLITICIANS ROUND TABLE
Report on Second Sanctuary in Politics Dublin (3)
THIRD SESSION, 11 MARCH – CONTEMPORARY IRISH POLITICS
Report on Second Sanctuary in Politics Dublin (2)
SECOND SESSION, 4 MARCH – THE IRISH PRESS AND MEDIA
Report on Second Sanctuary in Politics Dublin (1)
By Andy Pollak