(n.) the protection that is provided by a safe place.
“And Sanctuary was the right word to describe our small town with its mouth-watering Pakistani fruits, Spain’s bullfighting, Italian pizzas, French artists, Indian spices, Korean kimchi, Turkish delights, and Russian dishes. To every single one of us–a Pakistani, Indian, French, Italian, Korean, Arab, Spanish, Russian, African, Australian, American and Turkish–it was a sanctuary. Our own safe haven. Our home with its different cultural styles and with a culture of its own.”