Art from Inside, 2014: Searching for the Light

Monday 16 June to 4 July

Inmates and ex inmates Art Competition and Exhibition 2014

Theme: Searching for the Light from John 1:9
Categories  Painting, Drawing and Applied Art

Opening Night 
Wednesday 18 June 7pm to 10 pm

Australian Catholic University 1100 Nudgee Road, Banyo Qld

Exhibition dates
Open weekdays 9am-5pm | Closed weekends

Winning entries from all Australian States
will be accepted into the National Exhibition

National Exhibition will be held at
Waterside Pavilion (Constitution Dock),
Hobart, Tasmania
from 18 to 26 July, 2014.


2014 PF Queensland Conference

You are invited to attend the 2014 Prison Fellowship Qld Conference -  9am-4.30pm on Saturday – 22nd March at Broadwater Road Uniting Church Hall – 481 Broadwater Rd Mansfield.

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be served. There is no charge for this event. Please register you attendance by calling the Prison Fellowship Qld office on 07 3399 3190 or Email

Video: Reducing Crime – Paul Cowley

This one day conference helped equip those working with or interested in working with ex-offenders and prisoners, with the understanding of how to make a genuine difference for this group of people in our society. Reducing Crime – Churches leading the way - Guest speaker… REV PAUL COWLEY   Saturday October 19th Hope Centre International, 35 Thomas St, Bowen Hills, QLD 9:30am – 4:30pm Rego Cost – $45.00 (Includes lunch)

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Researching Families of Prisoners – Can you help?

Researchers from Griffith University are conducting a study on the experiences of families of prisoners. The aim of this study is to learn more about how having a father in prison affects children and their carers. If you provide care for a child under the age of 18, whose father is in prison, you are invited to participate in this study.

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“No vengeance” stories needed

Writer of Hotel Prison plans new book “Hotel Pardon” and he is looking for stories about forgiveness…

do you know about a case, a person, a family, a tribe, a nation that would be open to receive me to register their story of ‘no vengeance’, eventually of pardon and/or reconciliation. It’s not the monopoly of religious people. It’s the choice of many individuals in many cultures to grow through difficult encounters and to go beyond anger and revenge. Can you get me in touch with one or another who could receive me in their home and where I can be a guest for one night? By publishing their stories (if they want: anonymously) I hope to be a little ambassador of their testimony and courage. Thanks for considering this request and for getting back to me.

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Jan DeCock
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