Prisoners Week 2013

Prisoners Week is an initiative of the Churches and each year is held in the third week of November. The theme for 2013 is Time to Change?  Prisoners Week runs from 17-24 November when there will be a number of events in prisons and communities across Scotland. This email warmly invites you to the Prisoners Week National Events:

  • Building on last year’s success, an ecumenical Prisoners Week Launch Service will take place in Dunblane Cathedral, FK15 0AQ, on Monday 18th November at 18.30. There will be an address from Ewan Aitken, Chair of the Prison Visitor Centres Steering Group and Secretary of the Church of Scotland Church & Society Council. The Service will last approximately 45 minutes followed by time for some conversation over tea and coffee. Attendance is anticipated from the Criminal Justice Community, the Churches, and local communities.
  • Mothers of Bedford – a special screening of this film about the experience of women prisoners and their families in New York State will be shown in conjunction with Families Outside at 19.00 on Tuesday 19th November in The Hippodrome Cinema, 10 Hope St, Bo’ness, EH51 0AA – Scotland’s oldest cinema!  Immediately after the screening of the film there will be:
    1. Skype Call with one of the cast,
    2. a Panel Discussion – with Prof Nancy Loucks, Chief Executive of Families Outside, David Strang HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, a Family member, and Brian Gowans, President of the International Commission of Catholic Prison Pastoral Care.  The panel will be chaired by Sarah Roberts, Child & Family Support Manager with Families Outside.

Booking is required through the Film page on the Prisoners Week Scotland website. 




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