A Contemporary Theology of Sanctuary as It Relates to Undocumented and Displaced People

Timothy Senapatiratne, Brien Aadland

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 5/1/2019

Paired Article (Face to Face): A Contemporary Theology of Sanctuary as It Relates to Undocumented and Displaced People

Issue: Walls, Exiles, And Migrations (Vol. 39, No 2, Spring, 2019)

The term sanctuary as a designation for seeking refuge in a holy site has a long history tracing back to the Bible. But the historical connotations of sanctuary for the contemporary situation may not be completely helpful, and the authors argue for an updating of this concept.

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