International Prison Chaplains' Association (IPCA)
|Type:||NGO working on Crime|
Christian Council of Sweden
S 172 99 Sundbyberg
||IPCA is a loose, growing network of people working for the spiritual and social care of people in conflict with the law. We try to encourage, educate and support each other wherever we may be around the world. We are interested in training, indigenous development, intellectual sharing through publications, and human rights and criminal justice issues. IPCA helps Christian Prison Chaplains everywhere to be in touch with each other to be more effective in their ministry. It also aims to support all chaplains regardless of race, gender and religion. IPCA recognizes that the enclosed institutional life of prison chaplains can isolate them from their churches. IPCA therefore works towards helping prison chaplains globally make supportive contacts
to enhance their care for prisoners and their affirmation of the inherent dignity of every individual held in custody. IPCA creates links with churches and challenges
them and their congregations to take the ministry to prisoners more seriously. IPCA invites the churches to offer the necessary support to chaplains in their ministry to prisoners and also to prison staff. IPCA is committed to implementing peace and justice and affirms the obligations for all countries to adopt all the standards recommended by the United Nations.