Sanctuary, A Forgotten Buddhist Tradition

When in 2017 President Donald Trump announced that he was intended to deport illegal immigrants, mainly those from Mexico, the mayors of several US cities and some religious bodies designated themselves ‘sanctuary cities’ and ‘sanctuary churches’ in defiance of the president. By this they meant that they would provide shelter to those threatened with deportation from immigration authorities and police. In doing this they are reviving a very old tradition.



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