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Resources and Training Resources (Jail Ministry)

Training Videos for Familiarization in Jail Ministry

"I Was in Prison and You Visited Me:" 

Dr. Christie Billups, Assistant Professor of Theology and Director of the Pastoral Ministry program at Lewis University has developed a course entitled "Faith Behind Bars" and a Prison Ministry Leadership Curriculum for the Dioceses of Illinois . The workshop topics include:


Faith Behind Bars: Big Picture Regarding the call to Serve in the Jails and the Prison System

Ecumenism in Ministry: Working Alongside Faithful People of Other Religions


Restorative Justice: Healing Harm Done by Crime


Pastoral Care: Spirituality and Skills to Carry with you into the Jail

Resources

Helpful Documents: Understanding Jail Ministry as a work of Social Justice

Restorative Justice Clearinghouses and other Prisoner-Oriented Ministries:

Suggested Reading for Effective Ministry:

"Faith Behind Bars " Gerald Corson, Catholic Answers Magazine

Turning To One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope in the Future                           
Turning to One Another Margaret WheatleyCompendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church

Camerado, I Give You my Hand Fr. David T. Link

                                                                 
 The Missionary's Catechism , Russell Ford Keeping Hope: A Resource for Families and Friends of the Incarcerated, , Karen Henning Heuberger Appreciative Inquiry in the Catholic Church , Susan Star Paddock
  
 Ministry to the Incarcerated , Dr. Henry Covert Saints and Social Justice , Brandon Vogt

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