Project Description

FLOURISHING INSIDE

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

I: Consultation

listening to the experiences and views of chaplains, pastoral workers,

and ex-offenders

II: Creation

development of resources, training, and publications arising from the research

III: Collaboration

 gathering of feedback from chaplains, pastoral workers, ex-offenders, theologians, and criminologists in response to draft resources

IV: Dissemination

launch of final resources and publications

Researchers

Dr Férdia Stone-Davis, Director of Research

Dr Elizabeth Phillips, Research Fellow

Contact

Elizabeth Phillips

Margaret Beaufort

Institute of Theology

erp31@cam.ac.uk

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