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Sanctuary Everywhere

Join us to create safe, inclusive spaces for all people

What is "Sanctuary Everywhere?"

Sanctuary Everywhere is the simple idea that everyday people can work together to keep each other safe. Sanctuary can mean taking someone into a congregation to protect them from deportation, but more broadly, it's about the community coming together to protect targeted communities from state violence — including immigrants, people of color, Muslims and other targeted religious groups, or LGBTQ people. 

Join us to create safe, inclusive spaces; dismantle the school-to-prison-pipeline; and become more effective allies. In the following pages, you'll find tools to stop hateful acts and encourage policies and practices that promote inclusion. Watch our video. 

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Action alerts and news and inspiration from AFSC's work with communities across the country.

Sanctuary in cities and counties

Models for cities and residents working to create more inclusive communities.

Sanctuary in schools

Guidance for K-12 teachers, staff, and families to protect students on campus.

Sanctuary in the streets

Tips on interrupting hateful acts and promoting safety in public spaces.

Sanctuary in colleges

How to organize student-led actions, create inclusive campus policies, and more.

Sanctuary in congregations

How congregations can stand with communities affected by discrimination.


Sanctuary spaces

Local communities are defining for themselves what safety means and how to create it.

Read about nontraditional spaces of refuge that are created by and for targeted communities. 

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