Wales: A Nation of Sanctuary? Wales Research Migration Network (WISERD)

11:00-12:00, Saturday, 6 August, Eisteddfod, Panel y Cymdeithasau (1) / Societies (1)

In 2019, the Welsh Government announced its intention to become a ‘Nation of Sanctuary’ to help asylum seekers and refugees settle into their new communities. The term ‘sanctuary’ has now taken root and is used in political and public discourse in a range of sectors and by politicians, practitioners, policy makers and journalists in Wales. But, what exactly does the term ‘sanctuary’ mean? Is there such a thing as Welsh sanctuary? The aim of the session is to stimulate discussion on sanctuary in Wales and the role of citizens, organisations, and civil society in Wales in trying to create a ‘Nation of Sanctuary’.


Dr Catrin Wyn Edwards (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)


Rev. Aled Edwards OBE (Cytûn)

Joseff Gnagbo (Cymdeithas yr Iaith)

Dr Angharad Closs Stephens (Swansea University)


Aug 06 2022


11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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