church asylum

Refugees from Iraq at the airpoirt in Hanover, Germany | Photo: AP
Citizen's asylum groups argue that they have a moral duty
People being given church asylum | Imago/C.Mang
Church asylum usually only applies to asylum seekers who are threatened with some form of deportation to inhumane living conditions, including torture or even death.
Berlin's Protestant church of reconciliation
German churches have long accepted those in need