Prisoners Week, which is an initiative of the Churches, aims to stimulate discussion, highlight concerns and share hope, in prisons and communities across Scotland. It takes place in the third week of November.
The theme for this year is ‘Behind the Mask’ and offers an opportunity to see others – and perhaps also ourselves – differently. Setting aside labels, categories, fronts and masks, there’s a chance to see people as people. Perhaps such things are a part of the journey towards safer communities and more fulfilled lives?
National Launch Service
The Prisoners Week Launch Service returns to Dunblane Cathedral, FK15 0AQ, on Monday 17th November at 18.30, followed by refreshments. The Service is ecumenical and open to all. A number of national Church representatives have been invited to lead the Service and the address will be given by the Revd Sally Foster-Fulton, Convener of the Church & Society Council of the Church of Scotland. Attendance is anticipated from the Churches, the Criminal Justice Community, and local communities.
A new web site www.prisonersweek.org.uk is now accessible and is being populated.