Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Refuge

Refuge is a place or state of safety. It may also refer to a more specific meaning:
Area of refuge, a location in a building that may be used by occupants in the event of a fire
Mountain hut, a shelter for travelers in mountainous areas, often remote
Women's refuge, another term for women's shelter
Refuge (United Kingdom charity), a British charity for female victims of domestic violence
A place intended to shelter cultural property, in the context of the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict
Wildlife refuge, a sanctuary or protected area for wildlife
Refuge (population biology), a location of an isolated or relict population of a previously more widespread species
A controversial evangelical Christian "ex-gay" conversion therapy program for homosexual teenagers run by Love In Action
Refuge (Buddhism), the basis of being a Buddhist
Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, a book by Terry Tempest Williams
Refuge Records, a record label in the 1980s
An 1999 episode of the TV series Law & Order
Isaac Asimov's Robot City: Refuge, a 1988 novel by Rob Chilson
"The Refuge" (The Outer Limits), an episode of the television series
Refuge crop, a non-genetically modified food crop planted alongside a genetically modified one to prevent or slow the development of predators resistant to its modified properties by purposely encouraging the mating of species across said crops
The Refuge (film), a 2009 French drama directed by Fran├žois Ozon
Right of asylum, protection of a person persecuted for political or religious beliefs by another sovereign authority
Refuge (ecology), a place where an organism can escape from predation

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