Cornwall: a million stories of sanctuary
Videos, photos and updates from the Million Stories event at All Saints on March 11th 2016
The crisis unfolding across Europe, the Middle East and beyond is beyond comprehension, with suffering, desperation, fear and pain that we find it difficult to understand or know how to make right. But Cornwall has her roots deep in a history of providing a safe, warm hearth for strangers, friends and family alike, and for using her resilience and lion-heartedness to reach out and physically take sanctuary to those in great need in places far from here. Her extraordinary response to this emerging crisis is a community at her best: ordinary people working with our Council to create a safe haven here for a few of the families in most need; but so many more of us up and down the county collecting everything from food, clothes, money, wetsuits, cooking equipment, to toothbrushes and sanitary items, and then physically driving them to people in such desperate need; Cornish mums, dads, friends and teenagers are in fact now on the beaches lifting people out of the boats, caring for people on the ground, and feeding families with young children and grandparents together, on the troubled borders across Europe.
This day was our first chance to see the astonishing breadth and extent of what Cornwall's communities are doing, understand more of this mind-churning crisis, and to help many who wanted to help but didn't know how.
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