I recommend Miriam Ticktin’s interesting comment that points the way toward a broader concept of “sanctuary,” which includes this thought-provoking paragraph:
[W]hile sanctuary — and the idea of shelters or protected, safe spaces — suggests that there is always a dangerous “outside” as a counterpoint to the safer “inside,” might we imagine otherwise? Could sanctuary be deployed to get rid of the “outsides,” opening up to everyone, and acknowledging that we all need forms of protection? As a society, could we create sanctuary cities for all forms of violence and exploitation?
Read her piece here.