Welcome to Exeter City of Sanctuary
We aim to promote a culture of welcome, inclusion and safety for refugees and asylum seekers fleeing war and persecution. Our vision is for Exeter to become a genuine City of Sanctuary where all sections of the community are involved in helping to create this culture of welcome and safety.
In practical terms we do this by bringing people and organisations in our community together, running community events and school workshops, raising awareness and campaigning for change -thereby contributing to the wider national movement that is City of Sanctuary (More about us here).
All members of the community can play a part so we invite you to become involved and to Pledge your support. Do contact us with any questions you may have or if you wish to register your interest or volunteer with us. BELOW are Our Latest News posts
‘I Welcome’ Photographic Exhibition 21st -23rd June
‘I Welcome’ Photographic Exhibition 21st -23rd June St. Petrock’s Church, High St. Exeter HUGE Thanks to all who attended the exhibition-and…
Refugee Week ’18: Different Pasts, Shared Future
Refugee Week 18th June-24th June ’18: Full Programme of Events for Exeter There’s a wonderful variety of events, exhibitions, talks, films…
Human Cargo: Matthew Crampton at Exeter Phoenix 12th June, 8pm
HUMAN CARGO: A tale of Exile and Migration “Stunning… truly a transport of delight” Alfred Hickling, The Guardian Read full review
Exeter City Football Club: Dedicated ‘Exeter Welcomes Refugees’ Match 2nd April ’18
Exeter City FC ‘Kicks Out’ discrimination and welcomes refugees 2nd April ’18: “Football should play its part in a supportive community to…
Refugee Family Reunion Bill: House of Commons, 16th March #FamiliesTogether
Update : The Bill passed it’s second reading in parliament on 16th March ’18. It is now in the Committee…
Sanctuary in Parliament 28th Nov.’17: Ending Poverty/Homelessness in Asylum System
‘Dignity not Destitution: Ending poverty and homelessness in the asylum system.’
Parliament: Action for Lone Child Refugees
ExCoS attend Rally and Lobbying Day of Action at Parliament for Child Refugees of Calais and EU on 24th October. …
#DignityNotDestitution: Join the New Campaign – Refugee Action
A new report by Refugee Action, titled ‘Slipping through the Cracks’ reveals how Britain’s Asylum system is failing the most vulnerable and forcing many into unbearable poverty and destitution. www.bit.ly/2uI7xIe
City of Sanctuary UK Charter 2017
City of Sanctuary UK Charter launch. On Wednesday 5th July at the AGM, City of Sanctuary proudly launched its UK charter…
All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees highlights difficulties faced by asylum seekers and refugees in settling in UK.
A new report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Refugees has highlighted serious concerns about the difficulties faced by asylum seekers and refugees in settling in the UK.
Press Release: Stagecoach Supports Travel Costs for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Exeter
URGENT: Private Landlords needed for resettling Syrian refugee families
PRIVATE LANDLORDS NEEDED IN EXETER TO ASSIST WITH REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT ( Information supplied by Devon County Council and Exeter City Council…