DEVELOPING THEOLOGICAL AND ETHICAL RESOURCES FOR PASTORAL WORK IN PRISONS
About the Project
What do incarcerated people need from pastoral workers? What resources do pastoral workers need? How can they work best within the prison system? What can Catholic social thought contribute? How can Catholic social thought be enhanced from listening to the prison context?
We are exploring these questions in order to develop rich, targeted theological and ethical resources and training for pastoral work in prisons in England and Wales which draw from and make new contributions to Catholic social thought. Our method is participative and iterative, involving processes of consulting with pastoral workers, ex-offenders, theologians, and criminologists.
Four Phases Of The Project
listening to the experiences and views of chaplains, pastoral workers,
development of resources, training, and publications arising from the research
gathering of feedback from chaplains, pastoral workers, ex-offenders, theologians, and criminologists in response to draft resources
launch of final resources and publications
Dr Férdia Stone-Davis, Director of Research
Dr Elizabeth Phillips, Research Fellow
Institute of Theology