CTiW Prisons Mission PRAYER VIGIL
19 October 2018 | 7.00-11.00 pm
Notre Dame de France 5 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BX
A sequence of readings, dialogue, testimonies, reflections, music and prayer on the themes of prison reform, rehabilitation of prisoners, needs of victims and the Christian response
This is an inter-denominational and inter-faith event
All are welcome.
British prisons are described, by successive HM Chief Inspectors as “dirty, dangerous, vermin infested and unsafe” and the whole system is in crisis. We lock up more men, women and children, per head of population, and we detain them for longer than any other western European nation. But, we do not have more crime. The reoffending rates are also worse than our neighbours. Despite many very good staff and chaplains, these prisons are not a suitable environment within which to begin the process of recovery and rehabilitation. Not serving the needs of prisoners, victims of crime, or tax-payers. Join others in prayer and vigil as Christians of all denominations seek to deepen our awareness and compassion.
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