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Sanctuary Spaces

Part of AFSC’s Sanctuary Everywhere initiative, the Sanctuary Spaces project highlights nontraditional spaces of refuge that are created by and for targeted communities. Local communities are defining for themselves what safety means and how to create it.

Read about some of the communities that have taken steps to create Sanctuary Spaces in the following stories.


Sanctuary Spaces: An introduction

AFSC's Lori Fernald Khamala talks about the concept of sanctuary spaces as a response to oppression.

A place for healing from incarceration

AFSC's New York  office is a safe space for people affected by the criminal justice system.