Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Religion in corrections: Seminar

The Institute of Criminology, University of Sydney and the NSW Department of Corrective Services present a seminar;

Faith-based interventions - the role of religion in corrections

Religion and spirituality have long played a central practical and symbolic role in rehabilitation and reconciliation and this role has been highlighted in moves to more restorative justice processes. This seminar seeks to highlight and critique the role of faith-based interventions in corrections and explore any effects they may have on such issues as recidivism.

Date: Thursday 27 March 2008, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Venue: Assembly Hall, Level 4 (entry level), Sydney University Law School, 173-175 Phillip Street, Sydney

Registration: This seminar is free, please register for catering purposes by contacting Rachel: or 9351-0239

5.30pm Welcome:
Dr. Murray Lee - Co-Director of the Institute of Criminology

Associate Professor Eileen Baldry - Associate Dean (Education) Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UNSW. Eileen is also a spokesperson for ‘Beyond Bars’.

Father Michael Whelan SM - Principal of the Aquinas Academy in Sydney. Michael is also the author of numerous books and journal articles on spirituality and is the co-founder of ‘Spirituality in the Pub’.

Nada Roude - Nada has had extensive experience in working with Arab and Muslim communities. She is the founder of a number of women’s organisations such as the Muslim Women’s Association, the Arabic Women’s Federation and the first Muslim women’s refuge. Nada currently works as a cross-cultural trainer and educator.

Judge Chris Geraghty - Judge of the NSW District Court. Judge Geraghty was a Catholic priest for 14 years but left the priesthood in 1976.

Reverend Rodney Moore - Chaplaincy Co-ordinator - New South Wales Department of Corrective Services

7.00pm Questions from the audience

7.30pm Drinks and refreshments will be served

Rachel Miller
Administrative Officer (Monday and Wednesday)
Institute of Criminology
Faculty of Law
University of Sydney
173-175 Phillip Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Telephone: +61 2 9351 0239
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200

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