A prison chaplaincy course for seminarians, ministers, and spiritual care providers was offered at Ambrose University in Calgary, Alberta (May 6 - 10, 2019, 9 - 4 p.m.).
The next course is planned for September 8th to December 8th, 2020 and will be available on-line. Four Zoom/Skype sessions of interaction between students and professor will be included as well as ten video lectures. A syllabus is attached below along with the title and visual aid for each of the lectures.
To enroll in the course, email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 403-410-2900 or 1-800-461-1222, visit the website www.ambrose.edu, or write to Ambrose University, 150 Ambrose Circle S.W. Calgary, Alberta T3H 0L5.
Seminary Course: SC613: Introduction to Prison Chaplaincy
Specifically Directed to Religious and Spiritual Care Practitioners
who would like to become Prison Chaplains.
Session One: Overview of Prison Chaplaincy:
Session Two: Criminal Offences, Sentences, and Staff Responses:
Session Three: Varied Nature of Institutional Prison Chaplaincy:
Session Four: Purpose of a Pastoral Interview:
Session Five: Ministry of Presence:
Session Six: Rituals and Programming:
Session Seven: Role of Ecumenism and Inter-Faith Accommodation:
Session Eight: Keeping Safe in a Prison:
Session Nine: Role of Colleagues and Volunteers:
Session Ten: Restorative Justice and Reintegration: