Leeds Schools of Sanctuary Update
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Posted on: 13th July 2022
Schools of Sanctuary Leeds is a stream of the City of Sanctuary movement which aims to build a culture of hospitality for people seeking sanctuary. A number of schools are currently working towards receiving a Sanctuary Award which recognises them as a safe and welcoming place for those from sanctuary seeking backgrounds.
On 22nd June in the presence of the Lord Mayor and Lord Mayoress of Leeds, two schools from Leeds, John Smeaton and Lawnswood School were presented with an award for their work towards being a School of Sanctuary. The flagship event also celebrated all schools working towards an award in the Leeds area.
This is the first time these awards have taken place as the new Initiative supported by Leeds Church Institute, hightlights Leeds being a city of sanctuary and part of a national movement embracing an inclusive and welcoming culture for all.
The President and Founder of the Sanctuary Movement, Rev Dr Inderjit Bhogal is now working on a Church of Sanctuary with LCI. You may wish to hear him speak with Katherine Hogg from Leeds Schools of Sanctuary here: (218) Rev Dr Inderjit Bhogal OBE, President and Founder of the Sanctuary Movement Interview - YouTube on the origins and why the Sanctuary Movement came about.
If you would like to read more about the award, the magazine or know a school that may be recognised as a school of sanctuary, please visit: www.LCILeeds.org/schools-of-sanctuary or contact Katherine Hogg at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow updates on Twitter @SoSLeeds