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“Lead Me throughout This Coming Year” We have been reading the opening words of Psalm 90 – a prayer of Moses, the man of God. Do you wish to be a man of God – a woman of God? What are your hopes and prayers and longings for this New Year? Might that be one of them? I learned recently how ‘God’s man’ and a ‘Man of God’ are not necessarily the same thing. As we come before our Creator God, and our loving Saviour, Jesus Christ, what is uppermost in our hearts and minds? When God created man He made us perfect and placed us in a perfect garden – or parkland. I have put you in there to enjoy it - do not spoil it - do not ruin the world I created. Have you ever seen someone's garden which has been ruined by mindless vandals? That happened to God's perfect garden. There are no secrets hidden from God – all you do - all you say - the way we treat people - all that is seen by God, and known to God. Our sins are seen by God - even when we think HE may not be looking. You can decide you are going to give yourself to seeking wisdom - the Bible will enable you to become wise. Let God’s wisdom consume you – and saturate you – and be bathed in the wisdom of God - and people will be amazed when you are called upon to make some vital decision. Perhaps, when they are in some difficulty they may approach you for help - because they know you to be someone who is wise - and you are wise with the wisdom of God. That does not just appear overnight. We have to work at it - and God does not share His secrets with lazy people. Study the Word of God - and become WISE. That can be one goal for these coming weeks and months. Do make sure you are in the Word of God every day – read part of the Bible every day. I keep hearing of some Christians who do not do this. Remember that old poster – that old ‘Wayside Pulpit - “Seven days without the Word makes one weak”. How do you handle time? Many people find they have problems handling money - but even more people find it hard to handle time. Use your time - do not waste it. Verse 10 – This decision was made following Creation when man had fallen and sinned. This is not an aspect of truth which is readily accepted and acceptable – how strange. Some may be totally unaware of it – and will be, if it is not taught in places of worship. I will give them 70 - or 80 years - if they have the strength? The cause of death is SIN. Moses, the man of God has faced up to that. What would you say would fulfil and satisfy you when you reached the end of your life? A happy and useful life! Moses could have said that – but Moses realised that he could have neither without God. Verse 11 – Moses asks the question. Who considers the anger of God? Moses mentions various vital areas in the opening words of Psalm 90 – do check them out. Verse 12 – Teach us – to value our days – we need wisdom. We need YOU to put us in your school in Your classroom. The final section of the Psalm is how to live a happy and useful life. Man wants to be free to live as he chooses! People think God is going to limit us and restrict us - No. Teach us to number or value our days. We need to be taught that. Moses prays for wisdom from GOD. People are talking about making medical advances - and living longer and longer - as if there was no SIN. God has said – God has spoken – God has set the limits - and these cannot be changed. Moses knew there were pleasures and enjoyments away from God. We so need God - and Moses prays that. Have compassion. Be merciful. In verses 13 to 17 – We read of God’s Mercy – RELENT - come back and show us your mercy – remove from us Your Hand of Judgment. Verse 14 – Satisfy us in the morning - and we can be glad all our days. What an offer - our God can satisfy us as no-one else can. Moses would recall how the manna fell in the morning - and nourished the people during that day. Teach us to number our days. Verse 14 – Moses prays for - satisfaction in God. God, bring a new day – let this chapter in our lives come to an end and start a new fresh chapter! As a people – Help us to sing again. Verse 16 – Work in us O God – let the people experience Your favour and Your mercy and Your grace. Verse 17 – Moses prays for transformation by God – put Your hand upon our hand. The wisdom of God is so different from worldly wisdom, and pleasures and riches. The Psalms are not only rich for meditation - but so relevant for our every day living, as disciples of Jesus. In these closing words there is this sense of usefulness – of lasting usefulness – of leading a positive and practical life. We all want to do something worthwhile. We want to do something that will last. People scratch their name on a tree or a piece of stone somewhere - they want their name to last. Before you can do anything useful - you have to be usable. Grace first - His favour first - then He can make what we do useful and valuable. Moses prays for grace – for the favour of God - and he prays that God would show us what He wants us to do. We do not have all the answers – this is where we need humility. God has so much to give us - and when HE gives, HE is so generous. Jesus comes offering us abundant life - life to the full. The Christian Life is NOT something dull and dreary and restricting and limiting - No, it is the very opposite. Ask Jesus to show you what HE wants you to do - with your life - with your talents and abilities and gifts. Yes - make your life count for God - and remember people are watching how you live - and listening to the things you say. Your testimony can be at stake, when you may not realise it. This Psalm, like life, is solemn and serious - though saturated and laced with encouragement and joy and love, and the grace of Jesus Christ. “Loving gracious heavenly Father – I pray about these days and weeks that lie ahead – as I read Your Holy Word, guide me and lead me – help me to find anew, light and direction and wisdom, as I read the Scriptures – put Your Hand upon mine – put Your hand in mine – and take me onward, step by step – in Jesus name I pray. Amen.” (This week's "Word from Scotland" - previous articles may be found at Studylight.org and liveasif.org in the 'Archives' - warmest greetings for 2020, in Christ Jesus.)
Redemption in Christ Jesus enables us in His reconciliation ministry...
When I joined Prison Fellowship Zimbabwe in 2010. I was privileged to know this guy Itai who was by that time in prison serving a life sentence. I was attracted to him when I saw that he was determined and his faith was strong and unshakable. At one time in 2012, I was offered an opportunity to facilitate some Theological Studies in prison on behalf of Harare Theological College (HTC) and this man was party of the 10 students (inmates) who were enrolled to learn the basics of Studying the Word. After serving 26 years in prison, Itai was released on Presidential pardon and this was in 2017. He was incarcerated when he was very young and upon his release the only thing he wishes to have was a family of his own since he had no family member close to help him out. The assumption according to him was that freedom is when you are no longer in chain. Little did he know that he was not free yet because of the reality of his situation confronted to him. A pregnant wife, accommodation, basic needs and unemployed all this was facing him right back and centre. It was really a big challenge for him to break stigma he has to go through. He was disappointed of what he knew about a church. That it is a Body of Christ, forgiving people, loving people etc. It was unfortunate that his definition of a Church was not close to what he knew of a Church of God. His observation made him to feel that the Church that he left in Prison was more of what he expect of a Church. He found it difficult after 26 years of his time in prison to able to identify himself with people. Praise God, one of his dreams was fulfilled and God blessed him with a baby girl Precious, saying this is a precious thing God has given me. He joy was kindled again. Since the day he was released, he never had an opportunity to share with anyone his Story. A man who was on death row and moved to Life and eventually a free man. He visited Prison Fellowship Zimbabwe Office for the first time with his wife and daughter. Part 1
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We Do Not Run To Come In First, But To Finish Faithfully - Why would anyone want to become a Christian during these first three centuries? Persecution was fierce and universal. We need to be informed as to how persecution is spreading rapidly today. In the beginning, there was nowhere to hide, and there was no social benefit whatsoever in being disciples of Jesus Christ. These early disciples enjoyed and appreciated communion with God, through Jesus Christ. As they were loved and empowered by God they became salt and light, challenging many forms of darkness. Regarding this calling of God, holy as it, and depending upon our answering His holy call, they discovered it to be all of grace. We too are called to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. God seldom calls a person to do what by human ability he is able to do. We see that in the lives of Noah, Abraham, Moses, Gideon and Jeremiah. Read their stories as recorded in the Bible. Almighty God provided them with what they needed, to do what they were called to do. When today’s disciples wonder what it is all about at times, this clear guidance shines – fix your eyes on Jesus. Keep running your race faithfully, and keep your eyes on Jesus who is the trailblazer, the author and finisher of our faith. There are times when the disciple has to make that deliberate decision to look away from all else to Jesus Christ, the Saviour. In the book of Hebrews these disciples knew the meaning of endurance. As they ran their race they were able to overcome various pain barriers – two of which can be ‘growing weary’ and ‘losing heart’. They did not have an easy time. Neither did Jesus Christ. Be prepared for struggles and keep focused and faithful. We do not run to come in first, but to finish faithfully. Read Hebrews Chapters 11 and 12 and be encouraged and strengthened – and nourished from God’s holy Word. When we hear, or read, of men of faith, there is always that element where each acted on the basis of his faith. They did something, obeying God, having taking risks. They were prepared to look foolish, or be regarded as peculiar, and then there came that day when their names appeared in an honours list in the book of Hebrews. They had pleased God. Without faith it is impossible to please God – Hebrews Chapter 11 verse 6. Men and women of faith are encouraged to run the race marked out for them and to run with perseverance and endurance. Is this not the salient and significant evidence of Christian discipleship? God calls us to persevering faith, demonstrating endurance and continuance – a going on. It takes courage to persevere and endure, and the writer to the Hebrews is addressing discouraged disciples. In the military context, perseverance means you stand your ground through all the battlefield dangers, refusing to flee, or run away. In the athletic context, perseverance speaks of not falling back, or dropping out. If the Christian life was regarded as some kind of ‘jolly picnic’ there would be no need for this type of language. The disciple of Jesus was taught to throw off everything that hindered and hampered progress – getting rid of burdens, weights, and sins, that could entrap, ensnare, and entangle. Worry, discouragement, immorality, lust, greed, addiction, fear, and various other emotions, can be impediments which disable disciples in the heat of the battle. Many things may be legitimate, but the Christian soldier lays them aside as he prepares and runs the race marked out. AGON is the word used for race from which we get ‘agony’, implying self control in every area of life – a disciplined disciple. Is that you? Let me encourage you in these times to keep running – to persevere and endure – so that you may finish faithfully. “Lord God Almighty – as we bow before You in Worship and Praise – and with thanksgiving for all that we have in Christ Jesus – help us serve with perseverance and endurance. Rid me of whatever might hinder and hamper – so that I might fight the good fight – finish the race – and keep the faith. Lord, I realise that if I do not keep the faith, it will be difficult to fight the good fight and finish the race – so help me – risen, living, loving Jesus. Amen.” (This week's "Word from Scotland" - previous articles may be found at Studylight.org and liveasif.org - in the 'Archives' section - every prayerful blessing.)

We help restore justice and healing to families and communities in response to crime.

Prison Fellowship International is a global association of 120 national affiliates, working with the assistance of over 45,000 volunteers, to promote human dignity and the transformation of prisoners.

Prison Fellowship International is the world's largest and most extensive criminal justice ministry.

Mission: The mission of Prison Fellowship International is to proclaim and demonstrate God's love by reaching out to prisoners, ex-prisoners, their families, victims and the community. PFI is a ministry of transformation and reconciliation. The heart of Jesus' teaching is love and forgiveness - living in peace with God and with one another, even those who offend us.

jerseyeveningpost.com

Ministers visit prison

Recently two States of Jersey (United Kingdom) politicians spent the day with senior prison officers to get new insight into their work. “I was impressed by the passion and dedication of the staff I met. Their commitment to prisoner rehabilitation and focus on working collaboratively was truly inspiring.” http://ow.ly/6lSg50y6so9

jerseyeveningpost.com TWO senior politicians donned prison officer uniforms and spent a day with staff at HMP La Moye in an effort to better understand the work that goes on there.

scoop.co.nz

New approach to criminal justice will make communities safer

A renewed emphasis on rehabilitation and treatment of prisoners is the result of recently released reports in New Zealand. “People need more support before, during and after being incarcerated to help them stop re-offending and find work and housing.”
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scoop.co.nz The Public Service Association welcomes the announcement of a new strategic direction for the justice system, but says union members want to be properly included in designing the system they will eventually implement.

“Lord, when I feel that what I'm doing is insignificant and unimportant, help me to remember that everything I do is significant and important in your eyes, because you love me and you put me here, and no one else can do what I am doing in exactly the way I do it.” ― Brennan Manning #Godslove #incarceration #hope #rememberthoseinprison

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Tanzanian President releases 5 000 prisoners - Vatican News

The president of Tanzania recently pardoned more than 5,000 prisoners across the country. #Tanzania #prisonreform #incarceration http://ow.ly/1IUs50y6riz

vaticannews.va As Tanzania marked its 58th anniversary of independence, President, John Magufuli Monday pardoned more than 5,000 prisoners across the country.

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CAMILA | Colombia - Prison Fellowship International

Camila is 9 years old and lives in Colombia; her mother is in prison. Camila was very quiet and reserved. But through her participation in the Prison Fellowship International child sponsorship program, Camila has blossomed. Find out more about Camila and how you can help the children of prisoners worldwide. http://ow.ly/joeY50y6qEZ

pfi.org Camila was very reserved and quiet. But now she is outgoing and interactive, enjoying the activities offered to her through the child sponsorship program.

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Do Ontario prisoners need more phone access? | TVO.org

“Communication, as many prisoners point out, is a right, and if you aren’t given a meaningful way to communicate, it’s basically the state setting you up for failure." #cjreform #prisonreform http://ow.ly/fIzH50y6qDl

tvo.org Provincial inmates are limited to 20-minute collect calls. Critics say it’s time to update the system so that prisoners can access the services they need.

modernghana.com

Jerrylyn Foundation Supports Junior Girls Correctional Centre

The nonprofit Jerrylyn Foundation is working with Ghana’s Junior Girls Correctional Centre to provide toiletries to the young women in the facility. “These children also have pressing needs which government alone cannot provide, yet very little is heard about them.” http://ow.ly/xts650y6qB3

modernghana.com The Jerrylyn Foundation, a nonprofit organisation has supported the Junior Girls Correctional Centre...

By making a planned gift to Prison Fellowship International, you touch the lives of prisoners and their children and help them experience the transforming love of God. Find out how to leave a legacy of hope for future generations at our website. http://ow.ly/xYSs50y6qxQ

aawsat.com

Tunisia Hands out Prisoners' Rights Guide

All detainees and guards in Tunisia will be receiving a prisoners’ rights guide by the end of March 2020. The initiative aims to "spread the culture of human rights in prisons," said Justice Minister Karim Jamoussi. #prisonreform #humanrights
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aawsat.com Tunisian authorities on Tuesday began distributing a guide outlining prisoners' rights to be kept in all detention facilities, AFP witnessed. The guide was handed out to detainees at Mornaguia, the main prison in central Tunisia, close to the capital

“I was very broken after being taken to prison. I thought all was lost and I would not find anything meaningful in my life. I joined The Prisoner’s Journey and heard Jesus speaking directly to me through the Gospel of Mark. This gave me hope and I decided to follow Jesus. I have seen the power of [this program]. Conflicts between prisoners have reduced significantly. I now live in a halfway house where I am receiving training in skills to use for God’s good.” http://ow.ly/nsUg50y6qsb

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BELINDA | Australia - Prison Fellowship International

“I am the youngest daughter of a murdered car salesman and that part of my identity comes with great pain. … To sit in a correctional center and offer that part of my story, my identity, was not easy. And yet, it was also extremely cathartic. As I began to hear their stories, and to see their pain, I began to realize that they too are stigmatized, ostracized, bullied, and belittled.”
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pfi.org Thirty-five years after her father’s murder, Belinda finds healing through sharing her story with prisoners.

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” 1 John 3:1 #1John #childrenofGod #prison #prisonministry

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'I Was in Prison and You Visited Me' | St. John Source

“One of the inmates speaks philosophically about incarceration and the importance of just being able to be at peace with the present moment and the power of prayer to overcome adversity.” #incarceration #prayer #prison http://ow.ly/vTlc50y6qgS

stjohnsource.com Filippo Cassinelli writes about a group of inmates at the Alexander A. Farrelly Criminal Justice complex who meet weekly with members of the St. Thomas Reformed Church to find some solace in their fai

Prison Fellowship International is a worldwide community dedicated to helping alleviate the suffering of prisoners, their families, and victims of crime. We engage nearly 500 full-time staff and board members, and train, equip, and mobilize more than 66,000 volunteers in our indigenous ministries throughout the 112 countries and territories where we work.
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jamaicaobserver.com

Advocates bemoan cold shoulder given to ex-inmates

“They have done something wrong, fine. They will need to be punished for that, fine, but they paid. So once they come out they should not be punished all their life long for something they paid for.” Advocates in Jamaica are working to combat the disinterest they see toward prisoner rehabilitative programs, job hiring, and lack of opportunities for former prisoners.
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jamaicaobserver.com REPRESENTATIVES from local non-government organisation Stand Up For Jamaica (SUFJ) are be...

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Archbishop Chukwuma Calls for improved Welfare of Correctional Centre inmates

The new Chairman of Prison Fellowship Nigeria said testimonies from places where Prison Fellowship International projects are being fully implemented “moved us to believe that when we are motivated to activate same in Enugu State, there will be effective prison ministry for a crime-free society.”
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sundiatapost.com By Ifeoma Aka Enugu – Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, Archbishop of Anglican Ecclesiastical Province, Enugu, has urged Federal and state governments to do more to improve welfare of inmates in t…

“Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.” Psalm 62:1-2 #salvation #prison #prisonministry

ugchristiannews.com

Inmates in Ugandan prisons are embracing audio Bibles

“Society may intend prison to be a place of retribution and correction but much more than that, God has used it as a place of refinement and transformation.”
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ugchristiannews.com Finding freedom, even behind bars.

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Brandy White of Nova Scotia believes in second chances. “I want people to know that just because you make a mistake it’s not the end of the road. You can come back from things and be productive and happy.”
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“I wrote a letter to my father to ask for forgiveness and tell him that I have changed my life by walking in new life with Jesus. My father, who is now paralyzed, then came to see me in prison for the first time despite his state of health." – Graduate of The Prisoner’s Journey.

Our child sponsorship program provides a vulnerable group of children, who often fall into the cracks of what other child-focused programs provide, with care in their specific areas of need. We are uniquely equipped to meet these needs due to our 40 years of serving and caring for children of prisoners worldwide. Find out more at our website:
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theguardian.com

IPP sentencing regime in England and Wales called 'deeply harmful'

Imprisonment for public protection (IPP) sentences were designed to indefinitely detain serious offenders who were perceived to be a risk to the public. Despite the abolition of IPP sentences in England and Wales in 2012, 93% of those serving an IPP sentence are still in prison.
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theguardian.com Exclusive: call for legislation to end ‘injustice’ of prisoners jailed under now-abolished IPP

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Kanhchra - Prison Fellowship International

Kanhchra lives in Cambodia. Her father was recently released from prison but her grandparents struggle to care for her and her siblings. Through child sponsorship, you can help children like Kanhchra receive nutritious food, healthcare, and an education. http://ow.ly/zN9M50xwZIh

pfi.org Kanhchra lives with her siblings in a wood dwelling in Cambodia. Kanhchra’s grandparents struggle to care for her as her father has recently been released from prison. Kanhchra likes cycling and playing. She likes the color blue. As Kanhchra’s sponsor, you help provide nutritious food, healthcar...

Frankie Campbell, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development for The Bahamas, announced that country’s commitment to end violence against women and girls. The department will work with Prison Fellowship Bahamas to “ensure that [prisoners] have an appreciation for the wrong that they have done; that they have an appreciation for the need to repent for their actions, and that they have an appreciation for the need to care for, and love, our women and girls.” http://ow.ly/fCgb50xwZyh

rferl.org

Far From Home: Russia Weighs Law To Allow Convicts To Do Time Closer To Their Families

A new bill is being considered in Russia to allow prisoners to ask the Federal Penitentiary Service to let them serve their time in prisons located in regions where their families live.
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rferl.org A powerful committee in the Russian State Duma has urged the legislature to adopt a bill that would allow prisoners to apply to be transferred to prisons closer to their relatives. Currently many convicts go years without visits because their families can't afford to travel thousands of kilometers t...

dailyexpress.com.my

900 ex-inmates given second chance under programme | Daily Express Online - Sabah's Leading News Portal

The Malaysian Prison Department has entered a partnership that would provide more than 900 prisoners who work on the plantations to receive a monthly allowance based on the minimum wage in Malaysia.
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dailyexpress.com.my A partnership between the Federal Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (Felcra) and the Malaysian Prison Department under a Corporate Smart Internship (CSI) programme has given a second chance to more than 900 former inmates to earn an honest living and reintegrate into society

The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. Psalm 145:18 #prayer #children #prison #hope

The Ghana Medical Association is calling for prisoners to be given quality health care that allows them to “enjoy the same level of health that we enjoy as a country outside the walls of confinement.” http://ow.ly/xMvR50xwZ5L

At the third Forum for Egyptian Prisons, the Interior Ministry said it is interested in adopting a philosophy that “seeks reforming and rehabilitating the prisoners' life to turn them [into] useful people after being released."
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miragenews.com

Housing access to help prisoners reintegrate into community

“Having a permanent address makes it easier for released prisoners to apply for jobs, stay in touch with their families, keep regular contact with social services and lead as normal a life as possible.” http://ow.ly/S9E250xwYFe

miragenews.com Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) is working on removing one of the biggest obstacles facing prisoners when they are released: finding stable and...

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PAVENDRAJ | South Africa - Prison Fellowship International

“I saw the worst of criminal lives transformed—even myself giving my heart to Christ.” Read Pavendraj’s story of his participation in The Prisoner’s Journey, Prison Fellowship International’s in-prison Bible study and discipleship program. http://ow.ly/cNMK50xwYJ5

pfi.org Pavendraj learned in prison that God has a purpose for him.

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Thokozani - Prison Fellowship International

Thokozani lives with his siblings in a mud and sticks dwelling in Malawi. He likes playing soccer and pottery. Through child sponsorship, you can help Thokozani go to school and learn skills for a bright future. Find out how at our website. http://ow.ly/hSoa50xwYE2

pfi.org Thokozani lives with his siblings in a mud and sticks dwelling in Malawi. Thokozani’s mother struggles to care for him as his father is in prison. Thokozani likes playing soccer and pottery. He likes the color black. As Thokozani’s sponsor, you help provide nutritious food, healthcare, and oppor...

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Delaware! Join Jay and Laura Laffoon at Calvary Wesleyan Church (Harrington, DE) on 2/7 for the Ultimate Date Night. Tickets available at pfi.org/events

cwsglobal.org

Celebration of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Highlights Voices of Children of Incarcerated Parents | CWS

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the highest judiciary body in Latin America and the Caribbean, hosted a special session. Two presenters shared their personal experiences dealing with stigma, trauma, and discrimination due to their parents’ incarceration.
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cwsglobal.org Today in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the highest judiciary body in Latin America and the Caribbean, hosted a special session. Judges from the court heard directly from children affected by migration, i...

frontpageafricaonline.com

Liberia: Prison Facilities Benefit Essential Drugs For Improved Inmates’ Health

The Liberian Ministry of Justice received a consignment of more than $3,000 worth of drugs and health supplies from human rights organizations for use in three prison facilities.
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frontpageafricaonline.com Monrovia – Serving Humanity for Empowerment and Development (SHED) and Rural Human Rights Activists Programme (RHRAP) in partnership with the Finn Church Aid (FCA) with support from the European Union Tuesday November 26, 2019 donated huge consignmen

abc.net.au

'I don't want to be a violent man': Learning the art of nonviolent communication in prison

"Rather than [participants] being reactive towards something going on out there in the world, they're actually able to respond from a place of self-awareness.”
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abc.net.au A training course aimed at helping people think about other people and their needs helps a former drug user turn his life around.

The Prisoner’s Journey invites prisoners on a transformative journey to learn about Jesus the Prisoner, what He wants for them, and what He calls them to do. More than 253,000 prisoners have accepted the invitation. Find out more on our website: http://ow.ly/r8kv50xwYpd

“My trust in God flows out of the experience of his loving me, day in and day out, whether the day is stormy or fair, whether I'm sick or in good health, whether I'm in a state of grace or disgrace. He comes to me where I live and loves me as I am.” – Brennan Manning

abc.net.au

Parkrun gets prisoners back on their feet

Dhurringile Prison in northern Victoria is using outdoor physical activity to help improve the mental health of prisoners. "We want them to live and be a functioning member of society."
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abc.net.au A northern Victorian prison, notorious for breakouts, gets inmates involved in parkrun to boost morale and reduce recidivism.

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EDUARD | Colombia - Prison Fellowship International

Men line hallways and sprawl from the rafters in makeshift hammocks. They live in cells barely larger than a bathroom stall. This is where Eduard is serving his sentence in Colombia, and it’s also where he came to know Christ’s love and forgiveness. http://ow.ly/tJXT50xwXK1

pfi.org Crime was a way of life for Eduard, passed down from his father. But after learning about Jesus in prison, he says he is a changed man.

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Prison Fellowship International is the world's largest and most extensive criminal justice ministry. We help to restore justice and healing in response to crime for all those impacted: prisoners and their children and families, victims of crime, and communities. We do this through humanitarian outreach and Bible-based programming both inside and outside of prisons. To learn more, visit pfi.org.

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