Church as Sanctuary: Reconstructing Refuge in an Age of Displacement

Church as Sanctuary

By Leo Guardado. Argues that if the idea of church sanctuary is going to be credible in modern times, then we need a theology of sanctuary that reconstitutes this rich tradition anew — especially when there are so many displaced people around the world. Church sanctuary has always served as a creative response to persons whose life is threatened by violence, and in our contemporary society the church’s rejection of its own tradition places at risk other forms of sanctuary that exist in symbolic relation to the church’s historical practice. Read more.