Victoria Rossi on the Meanings of Sanctuary

The terms “sanctuary” and “sanctuary movement” are bandied about with reverence and respect….. or disgust and fury.  As I write, Austin is experiencing ferocious retaliation from the Texas Governor, Texas Legislature, and ICE, for supposedly being a “sanctuary city.”  But what does that even mean?

Victoria Rossi has written a beautiful, clear, and helpful analysis in this article, published in the February 10, 2017, Austin Chronicle,  “Sanctuary Cities and the We Fight for Human Rights: When community matters more than the law.”   It’s well worth your time.

Photo: Maplewood Elementary School mural, photo by Virginia Raymond, March 10, 2016


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