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Chaplaincy and Criminal Justice

  • Course Dates: Thu 1 October, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Explore the particular challenges and opportunities for chaplains developing ministries and/or serving in the police, prisons and courts.

With a specific focus on the themes of crime and punishment, we will address an overarching question: How do we develop compassionate responses to damaged and damaging people?

The day will include:
– an informal discussion on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel Crime & Punishment
– a participative interview with Martyn Cook who coordinates chaplaincy services as Swindon Law Courts
– an exploration of the cities of refuge texts in the Hebrew Bible with Jayme Reaves
– and an exploration of a theology of trauma with Karen O’Donnell

Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries
aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception)

Course Details

Thu 1 October
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Sarum College
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Sarum College

Bill Cave is Senior Chaplain to Wiltshire Police. He is a member of the Chaplaincy Forum and the Bishop’s Advisor on Other Faiths, both for the Diocese of Salisbury. Martyn Cook, founded the Chaplaincy to Swindon Law Courts and is a former Justice of the Peace with particular expertise in the family court. Jayme Reaves is the Centre Coordinator and also Coordinator for the Short Course programme at Sarum College. She is a public theologian, with a specialist interest in making the Bible, theology, and theological methods more accessible to the public and helping congregations and communities reflect on the public impact of their theology. She is also an Honorary Fellow at the Queen's Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education.
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S £70 E £60 C £50