Welcoming Inside Out Prison Chaplaincy to Carinity
Inside Out Prison Chaplaincy formally joined Carinity in July this year, expanding our chaplaincy ministry. Inside Out brings Jesus to
prisoners to transform their lives while they are inside prison and when they are out.
Including Inside Out chaplains, Carinity now has over 50 chaplains working multi-denominationally across Queensland in hospitals, aged care
communities, retirement communities and correctional centres.
Manager for Chaplaincy and Mission Services Rev. Don McPherson says men and women in prison are among the most marginalised people in our society.
“A common attitude to people in prison is ‘out of sight out of mind’ but most people who go to prison will come back into our communities.”
As Christians we can make a difference for the Welcoming Inside Out Prison Chaplaincy people in prison as well as for the community, by supporting them to turn their lives around.”
“Carinity reflects the love of God to people in need, and people in prison are often at the lowest point in their lives.
“It gives me great joy to welcome the Inside Out Prison Chaplains to the Carinity community,” Don says.
Inside Out Chaplaincy Coordinator Jesse Caulfield says that while Inside Out continues to work crossdenominationally it originally started as a Ministry of Queensland Baptists in 1973.
“With increasing requirements for compliance and coverage, we needed assistance with training, administration support, insurance and governance, and Carinity proved to be a match with our mission and values,” he says.
Inside Out Prison Chaplaincy brings Jesus to prisoners while they are inside and out, encouraging them to be transformed from the inside out. Find out more by visiting www.insideoutchaplaincy.org.au