Ministering to Others Affected by the American Criminal Justice System: Families of Prisoners, Victims of Crime and Correctional Officers and Staff.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Workshop Level: Intermediate*
NACC Certification Competencies: PPS1, PPS5, PPS6, OL1
Rev. Dustin Feddon, PhD
Pastor, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
Rev. George Williams, SJ, PhD
Chaplain, San Quentin State Prison
San Francisco, CA
In this workshop, we will explore the realities of mass incarceration as it relates to the pastoral needs of those incarcerated. We will discuss the ways in which emotional, mental, relational and spiritual concerns are often interwoven and require us to take a more holistic approach in our pastoral ministry. As we explore the pastoral work among the incarcerated, we will also reflect on the role and the mission of the Church in serving the incarcerated in the era of mass incarceration.
As a result of this workshop, participants will:
- Become aware of pastoral needs among the incarcerated (Families of Prisoners, Victims of Crime and Correctional Officers and Staff).
- Further define the mission of the Church among the incarcerated.
- Understand what is “Mass Incarceration” and how it effects ministry to the incarcerated.
Educational Materials (recommended books, articles, or websites for participants to review prior to the workshop)
– None recommended by the workshop presenter(s)
Presentation Materials (items to be brought to the workshop and/or presentation materials)
– None provided by the workshop presenter(s)
The NACC categorizes workshops on three levels: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. The definitions of each level are provided below.
Beginner: Basic information on the topic for those with little background in the area.
Intermediate: Basic plus additional information on the topic for those with some background in the area.
Advanced: Specialized information on the topic for those with extensive experience and/or knowledge in the area.
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