For Justice and Mercy

Publications on an international level and addressing prison chaplaincy from different angles are rare. For Justice and Mercy offers international texts on the position of prison chaplaincy and examples from the praxis. (more…)

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Pope meets inmates: ‘I am a sinner like you.’

Pope Francis visited in Bolivia the Palmasola prison. “I know that there are many things here that make it hard: overcrowding, justice delayed, a lack of training opportunities and rehabilitation policies, violence. All these things point to the need for a speedy and efficient cooperation between institutions in order to come up with solutions. And yet, while working for this, we should not think that everything is lost. There are things that we can do even today.” http://vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/the-vatican/detail/articolo/francesco-sudamerica-42286/

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Pope Francis on the Justice system

Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, I warmly greet all of you and I would like to express my personal gratitude for your service to society and for your valuable contribution to the development of a legal process that respects the dignity and rights of the human person, without distinction. I would like to share a few ideas with you on certain issues which, although debatable in part — in part! — touch directly upon the dignity of the human person and therefore concern the Church, in her mission of evangelization, of human advancement, of service to justice and to ...

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Call for papers Jubilee publication: ICCPPC 65 years

In 2015 ICCPPC exists 65 years! It is a unique opportunity  to reflect and publish on its history, wishes for the future and on the theology of prison chaplaincy. People involved or interested in catholic prison chaplaincy are invited to send a contribution for this publication. If you want to submit an article, please do! If you know people who could have an interesting contribution, please invite them to contribute!   Criteria: – A scientific article with a reflection on (an aspect of) catholic prison chaplaincy in English, French or Spanish – The ...

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Executive Board Delhi 2014

Present: Brian Gowans, Jacky Atabong, Peter Carroll, Jorge Garcia Cuerva, Sebastian Vadakumpadan, Ted Hughes and Ryan van Eijk Absent: Sebastian Vadakumpadan (on Friday),Peter Kimani Ndungu and  mgr. Malachy Keegan   Welcome Brian welcomes all and adds that our main focus of this meeting should be preparing the congress in Panama and Fundraising issues. He received an invitation letter of the Archbishop of Panama who has been responding fast on mails. Sebastian says a word of welcome and presents the proposed time schedule. At the end it is agreed ...

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