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.
Beyond the Single Story
Dublin City University’s the Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education is running a intercultural education conference. Click on the links in the poster to book your place.
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 in the refugee camp of Pikpa at Trinity College Dublin. Her talk titled ‘Another drop in the ocean’ was an…
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 to spread the City of Sanctuary message in 2018. After reviewing the activities of City of Sanctuary Dublin in 2017…
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 as “inspiring”, “enlightening”, “astonishing”, “wonderful” by the academics, students and NGOs attending, with future universities and colleges of sanctuary already…
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 (21st September) when they dedicated their gig in Donaghmede Shopping Centre to City of Sanctuary Dublin and held a collection in…
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