The intention of  Belfast City of Sanctuary is to make Belfast a welcoming environment for refugees, asylum-seekers and new communities. Wherever refugees go in our neighbourhoods we want them to feel safe and to find people who welcome them, support them, include them in their activities, recognise and celebrate what they can contribute. We want to build that same culture of welcome in our schools, workplaces, entertainment centres, places of worship and all public spaces. We hope to work with all those in public services, both at policy level and on the frontline, to ensure that an ethos of civility and welcome pervades at all times.



                           Inaugural Annual General Meeting and Launch of the First Strategic Plan of Belfast City of Sanctuary


  The Reception Hall, Belfast City Hall

On Thursday 1st March 2018 at 9.30am for 10am

with contributions from Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Newcomers to Belfast
The Choir of Blythefield Primary School, the first School of Sanctuary in Belfast
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We thank Belfast City Council for their kind generosity for the use of City Hall