11 results for author: Ryan van Eijk

Newsletter Europe 5

Dear colleagues, At the start of 2020 I send you warm greetings. I hope Christmas was a feast of warm welcome to all you care about, and that 2020 may bring you and your loved ones peace and joy! Here some news from several meetings and what to expect in 2020, completed with some interesting attachments. >> Download Newsletter Europe 5

Newsletter Europe 4

Dear colleagues, Many of us will be in holiday mood. Despite of this a short update is useful to avoid further delays. >> Download Newsletter Europe 4

Newsletter Europe 3

Dear colleagues, I hope you are doing well in private and in your prison chaplaincy! In this Newsletter you will find a summary of the meeting in Prague in April 2019 (with many thanks to our Austrian colleague Jonathan Werner), and news about the next meeting, next to human resource news. >> Download Newsletter Europe 3

Newsletter Europe 2

Dear colleagues, First of all to everybody a happy and blessed 2019, hoping and praying that the Lord may bless your work and the people entrusted to your care!It has been a long time since the last Newsletter. I think a short review of 2018 and update is good to see where we stand, and how we can improve things. >> Download Newsletter Europe 2

Austria: Volunteers Receive Price

Austrian prison chaplaincy volunteers received the human rights price 2015. They were awarded for the fact that by their work they give expression to a realization of social human rights.

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

In 2015 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.” >> Download document (in Spanish)

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 peace. I shall do so in summary form and under headings, in an expository and ...

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 central focus of the publication willl be restorative justice – The ...

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 to visit Taj Mahal and travel from there to the National Conference of the ...

Bolivia: Catholic Prison chaplaincy honoured

Fr. Leonardo da Silva Costa CSSp, the national coordinator of the Catholic Prison Chaplaincy in Bolivia,  received recognition from the Plurinational State of Bolivia for promoting Human Rights in the country. It is an initiative of the UN Human Rights Commissioner and the Ministry of Justice in Bolivia. Fr. Leonardo: This is only a gesture of thanks which confirms the commitment of the Catholic Church based on identity, vocation and the Gospel to defend life in the prison world.  This initiative is received as an opportunity to raise awareness, advocacy and unity for the common good, in terms of justive and human dignity.