Archive Events 2011
Circles of Healing - journeying with people who have been prisoners: ConversationTuesday 15 November 2011 (2.30pm - 4.30pm)
My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest. Isaiah 32:18
The Social Justice Network of the National Council of Churches in Australia, recently produced a resource entitled I was in prison and you visited me, to assist individuals/congregations to be aware of the facts about prisons in Australia and to advocate for a more just society.
The Australian Catholic Bishops also issued a Social Justice Statement, Building Bridges, Not Walls, Prisons and the justice system
A key aspect is the provision of adequate housing, accommodation and support services for prisoners and their families on release so that they can assimilate well to life on the outside.
How can the Church community in SA better respond to and advocate for the immediate needs of prisoners who have nowhere to live when they exit prison and who are at risk of re-offending? You are invited to an exploratory conversation: