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    can one still legally seek and obtain sanctuary at a church?

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    In Canada >>> http://sanctuarycanada.ca/userfiles/downloads/Legal-implications-of-offering-sanctuary-May302014.pdf


     

    No, all religious organisations abide by the laws of the land, of which all outlaw sanctuary in churches, deferring to modern legal systems for due process.

    hector5559

    Come on Ted surely you would protect them and give them santury from the wicked I,D,S,
    ROMOS

    Actually Dougal the Roman Catholic church was the last to stop this, I sympathise with any IDS sufferers.

    I found this relatively interesting in response to your question:


    In the U.S., religious sanctuary was never recognized in state or federal law. The only legal equivalent in most places now is the granting of political asylum in embassies and consulates.


    That hasn’t stopped people from claiming sanctuary. Examples:



    • GIs occasionally sought sanctuary during the Vietnam War. The most publicized episode took place in Honolulu in 1969, when dozens of AWOL servicemen and their supporters fled to local churches, possibly inspired by a similar movement in Boston the prior year. The result was what you’d expect: after giving the unwilling soldiers a couple weeks to change their minds, MPs raided the churches, breaking down doors as needed.

    • During the investigation of the Tawana Brawley rape case in New York in the late 1980s, Brawley’s mother claimed sanctuary at a series of Baptist churches to avoid testifying before a grand jury. Police, presumably to avoid inflaming the black community, made no move to grab her, and eventually she fled the state.

    • A few U.S. churches over the years have granted sanctuary to illegal aliens, including some fleeing Central American violence in the 1980s and others facing religious persecution in Indonesia today.

    • Canada has been trying to oust a former KGB agent and an AWOL American soldier living in churches for several years.

    • In Norway in 2007, Iranian asylum seeker Shahla Valadi, tired of hiding from deportation in church sanctuaries for seven years, had an RV fitted out as a “rolling church” so she could travel to a demonstration in Oslo. The ploy worked — not only was she not nabbed and deported, she was granted asylum less than two months later


    Source:  http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/3073/can-i-seek-sanctuary-in-a-church

    Years ago in Jersey, people accused of a crime could take refuge in a church and follow a set route to the sea where they could take a boat off the island, never to return. This was the 'perquage' system

    hector5559

    I have a picture of myself by Lilly Langtry resting place,their Norm,
    nomdeplume

    Would that be Lily Langtry, or Bonnie Langford, Hector , or both?
    hector5559

    No just Lilly Langtrys grave at St,Savior Jersey,
    nomdeplume

    Interesting woman, she was the mistress of 'Dirty Bertie' AKA King Edward V11 and many others.

    They're coming to get 'em! ""

    nomdeplume

    Can't spell either.

    I suppose you could say that Julian Assange has found sanctuary in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

    terryfossil 1

    so far so good Nom..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..


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