TUESDAY 12TH – FRIDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2017
at Magdalene College, Cambridge
Magnus Abrahamson is a minister in the Church of Sweden and prison chaplain. In 2002 he completed his doctoral dissertation in which he discussed interpretations of the Resurrection. From 1999 to 2005 he taught Systematic Theology at the University of Uppsala. In 2013 he published Brott och förlåtelse (Crime and Forgiveness) asking if God forgives “murderers”, “rapists” and “pedophiles”. He will talk about how the death and resurrection of Christ shapes our understanding of forgiveness.”
Irene Becci studied sociology and anthropology in Switzerland, Italy and the USA. She started to work on religion in prison for her doctoral dissertation and shifted her post-doctoral research to focus on religion-after-prison in Eastern Germany. Since 2012 she has been professor of Emerging Religions and New Spiritualities at the University of Lausanne (CH). She will be speaking about religious diversity in European prisons
Andrew Coyle is Emeritus Professor of Prison Studies at the University of London and Visiting Professor at the University of Essex. He is Director of the International Centre for Prison Studies. With25 years’ experience as a prison governor, Chaplains may will remember his presentation at Stockholm 2010 on international prison standards. His topic will be Prisons Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Alison Liebling is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Cambridge and the Director of the Institute of Criminology’s Prisons Research Centre. Her main interests lie in the changing shape and effects of imprisonment; the role of values in criminal justice; and in the role of safety, trust and fairness in shaping the prison experience. She will be speaking on the theme of Faith, Trust and Fairness in Prison
Ann Power Forde
Ann Power Forde is an Irish lawyer and academic now practising at Doughty St Chambers in London. From 2008 to 2014 she was the Irish judge at the European Court of Human Rights. She will be speaking about Equal Justice for Prisoners in Europe.
The Rev’rodd Rod Moore is the Chaplaincy Co-ordinator of the New South Wales Corrective Services, Australia. He has a wealth of experience in prison chaplaincy as a front-line prison chaplain and as administrator of prison chaplaincy. Rod is an Anglican Priest.
Leaving home at the age of fifteen he spent the next 6 years caught up in the criminal and bikie scene in Sydney, Australia. During these years he had a heroin addiction. In 1973 Rod found himself in an Ecumenical Christian Community and gave his life to the Lord on Good Friday 1974.
He lived in the Community until 1978 when he gained employment working with State Ward Children as a Youth Worker. In 1980 Rod completed a full time Diploma in Spirituality with the Catholic Church and in 1984 began studying for the Anglican Ministry and was Ordained in 1986. Rod served as a Parish Priest for 8 years before beginning full time Prison Chaplaincy in 1993.
Rod has been a member of the IPCA Worldwide steering committee since 2008. In 2010 he became a Vice-President of IPCA as well as a steering committee member representing the Region of Oceania. 2015 he was elected president in IPCA Worldwide.
Richard Moth is the England & Wales Roman Catholic Bishop for prisons
Rowan Williams was Archbishop of Canterbury from 2002-2012. He is a theologian of international reputation. He will be presenting theological reflections relating the Passion narrative of the Gospels to the experiences of arrest, trial, condemnation, suffering punishment and restoration of prisoners. His addresses will be in the setting of Conference worship.
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