Prisoners Week takes place in Scotland from 19-26 November 2017. It is an initiative of the churches that aims to stimulate discussion, highlight concerns and share hope in prisons and communities across Scotland. The theme for 2017 is Hope Within – hope within prisons, hope within our communities, hope within ourselves. You can find information, […]
Churches' Criminal Justice Forum
The Churches' Criminal Justice Forum (CCJF), set up in 2001, is a network of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland with the primary purpose of upholding Christian values in the field of criminal justice.
Prisons week has existed for over 30 years. It is run by a broad alliance of Christian denominations and leading faith based charities working in the criminal justice system. It aims to encourage prayer for the needs of prisoners, as well as assist with regional and local events to raise the profile of criminal justice issues and the role of faith communities.
There is a separate Prisoners Week in Scotland
Joint faiths advisory board on criminal justice
The web site of the newly formed Community Chaplaincy Association provides a focal point for sharing resources and information about local Community Chaplaincy projects.
Prisons Sunday, the second Sunday in October, marks the beginning of the week to pray for the needs of all those affected by prisons: prisoners and their families, victims of crime and their communities, those working in the criminal justice system and those involved in caring for those affected by crime inside and outside prisons. […]
A collaboration of faith based organisations who actively work on ‘police related priorities’ in partnership with police and Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) was launched on 21 November 2016 at 10 Downing Street. The launch of Faith and Police Together included Paul Blakey MBE, founder of Street Angels and the Christian Nightlife Initiatives; Debra Green […]
HOPE is preparing for another year of mission to reach local communities through words and actions during 2018. This has the ambitious aim of bringing about a 10% growth across the whole Church, said Roy Crowne, Executive Director of HOPE, at the launch in October 2016. ‘When we come together to serve the Church we […]
Prisoners Week, 20–27 Nov 2016, is an opportunity for those in Scotland to remember all who are affected by crime: those in prison, those who have been hurt by the actions of others, prison staff, families and the wider communities. It is an initiative of the churches that aims to stimulate discussion, highlight concerns and share […]
This year’s Prisons Week takes place from 9-15 October 2016 and has the theme ‘Lord have mercy’. Prisons Week enables individuals and churches to pray for the needs of all those affected by prisons – prisoners and their families, victims of crime and their communities, those working in the criminal justice system and those who […]
Prisoners Week in Scotland has the theme ‘Just Us’. The National Launch Service for Prisoners Week is Monday 16th November at 18.30 in St Margaret’s, Drip Road, Stirling FK9 4UA. The website includes worship notes with a sermon, suggested hymns and readings, plus material for young people and children.
This year’s theme is A New and Living Way based on Hebrews 10: 19b – 20a (NIV). You can download or order a prayer leaflet from the Prisons Week website. There is a different prayer for each day of the week for those who work in prisons, those who are prisoners, prisoners’ families, victims of […]
Sat 22 Nov 2014, 5-7pm, Christ Faith Tabernacle Cathedral, Woolwich, London SE18 6NL. A church service with the theme of ‘Interrogating overrepresentation of black people in prisons’. Speakers include Dr R David Muir, Pastor Nims Obunge and Dr Martin Glynn. All welcome. See http://www.cftchurches.org/ for directions.
Sat 21 Nov 2014, 2-5PM, Chapel, Westminster Central Hall. Symposium exploring the reasons for the acute over-representation of black people in British prisons, and with the General Elections next year looming church leaders plan to make their findings clear to all parties for greater political awareness and action on an issue that has long affected black […]