Dublin’s ‘Sanctuary Cathedral’ provides new home for asylum seekers’ food campaign

Posted Feb 19, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] An organization that campaigns for an end to rules that prevent asylum seekers in Ireland from cooking their own food has found a new home in Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral. Christ Church was been designated as Ireland’s first “Cathedral of Sanctuary” at a launch dinner on Feb. 16, to mark Our Table’s new home. Under Ireland’s direct provision system, asylum seekers are not allowed to work or cook and are forced to “eat food prepared at set times on an industrial scale by companies profiting from the system,” Our Table said. An Our Table café will operate at the cathedral every ThursdayFriday and Saturday.

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