Book Launch – A Hundred Thousand Welcomes
‘A Hundred Thousand Welcomes’ will be launched by the Author, Tiffy Allen, in Gorey Library on Thursday 3 October at 7pm.
‘A Hundred Thousand Welcomes’ is the story of City of Sanctuary from its beginnings in 2005 to 2018, told through a tapestry of personal stories about welcoming refugees.
The stories come from all over the City of Sanctuary network, which now involves over 120 local groups across UK and Ireland, and are told by refugees and their friends. The stories take us into the lives of ordinary people in cities and countryside, schools and universities, churches and mosques, trades unions, libraries, sports clubs, theatres and much more, and shine a spotlight on ways that refugees have found a home and a welcome in these places.
City of Sanctuary groups share a vision to promote, network and resource activities in all spheres of society that focus on welcoming and including refugees who have come to these islands to seek safety. In publishing this book, we hope to provide inspiration and understanding to people involved in the sanctuary movement and help those who are not involved to get a better understanding of refugees and the amazing contributions they bring.
The author of the book is Tiffy Allen, who was the Network Coordinator from 2010 to 2017 and is now the All-Ireland Coordinator.
Please contact Tiffy or your regional City of Sanctuary coordinator for more information.
Purchase details via: https://cityofsanctuary.org/books
“At a time of rising xenophobia and racism, this book is a beautiful celebration of everyday acts of welcome. “ (Caroline Lucas MP)
“This book tells the inspiring and heartening story of how a simple idea became transformational. Read it and it may change your life too!”
(Maurice Wren, CEO Refugee Council)