Leeds City of Sanctuary
Imagine you are an asylum seeker or refugee in Leeds.
You had to flee your country for fear of your life, leaving everything you know behind including family, friends, home, work, school and whole way of life. You don’t understand English or English ways, you need help but didn’t know who to ask, who to trust. You who had a wealth of knowledge and experience and want to contribute but don’t know how.
How might you feel?? What sort of welcome would you get from the people in Leeds? Some might ignore you, some might say ‘go back to where you came from’, but just imagine if some genuinely welcomed you and smiled at you. How fantastically shocking would that be?
Leeds City of Sanctuary aims to create a city that is proud to welcome and include everyone, including those seeking sanctuary.
Please pray that this would be the experience of an increasing number of people seeking asylum in Leeds.