Christ Church Cathedral Dublin was honoured to receive Ireland’s first ‘Cathedral of Sanctuary’ on 16 February 2018. A certificate of the designation was presented by Andy Pollak, representing City of Sanctuary Dublin, to the Dean, the Very Revd Dermot Dunne. The presentation took place in the context of the gala launch of a pop-up cafe by Our Table, an organisation that highlights the need for change in Ireland’s Direct Provision system for asylum seekers.
Click here to learn about the cathedral’s Sanctuary journey.
Some of the cathedral’s programmes and initiatives:
- ‘What’s the Story? Lives in Direct Provision’ Speaker Series
- Refugee Week and Sanctuary Sunday Observances
- Imagine: A Virtual Art Exhibition for World Refugee Week
- Support for Dublin 8 Refugee Community Sponsorship
As a Cathedral of Sanctuary we are part of the Places of Sanctuary network, you can learn more by following the links below: