What's it like to be a Sanctuary Meeting?
3 April 2019 by Chloe Scaling
Quakers are campaigning for equality through three specific areas of social justice in Britain: migrant and refugee rights, housing conditions, and a more compassionate criminal justice system.
More than 60 Quaker meetings are now working to welcome migrants and refugees in their local communities. In recognition of the current situation, and our history of helping refugees, our centrally managed Sanctuary Everywhere programme supports Quakers to take action, and advocates for an end to the UK immigration detention system.
Find out more about our work on creating a culture of welcome.
Quakers work for a criminal justice system that is compassionate, forgiving and healing – restorative, not retributive. We want to change attitudes and encourage the criminal justice system to move towards this vision of justice.
Find out more about our work on crime and justice.
Quaker Housing Trust is Britain Yearly Meeting's own housing charity: a practical response to a spiritual concern. Through loans, grants and advice, the Quaker Housing Trust supports projects that meet the housing needs of people who are often overlooked.
Find out more about our work on housing.