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Community Building 2014

On a recent March weekend, we gathered, a diverse group of souls. We came from different backgrounds, different age-groups, different places of origin, but all with one common link, an interest in the work of MSCM, among those affected by incarceration. Our aim was to enhance a spirit of…

17 Apr 11:44 PM 0 Read More...

Women's Prison Chaplain Finds It Difficult to Leave

Grand Valley Institute for Women was lucky to have Rosemary Redshaw as their chaplain for 17 years. As her final day as chaplain approached, however, she found it more difficult than ever to say goodbye.

Unfortunately her decision was not made all on her own. The current restructuring around chaplains…

12 Apr 3:28 PM 0 Read More...

2014 Annual Volunteer Appreciation Wine & Cheese

On April 12, in celebration and thanks to all our volunteers for all their invaluable work, MSCM hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Wine & Cheese.  A group of 20 volunteers gathered for a delightful evening filled with music, laughter, and interesting conversations.  There was a great selection of scrumptious cheeses…

11 Apr 7:52 PM 0 Read More...

Is Redemption Possible for Paedophiles?

Barbara pulls a thick stack of handwritten notes from a cloth bag, places them on the table and starts talking in a voice that never rises above the softly conversational. On a warm Melbourne morning in a city cafe, she smiles comfortably but glances discreetly around, not wanting to be…

07 Apr 1:40 PM 0 Read More...

Prison For Sex Offenders Isn't Enough To Keep Our Children Safe

Keeping sex offenders in prison longer makes us feel safer, but does it work? Bill C-26 – The Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act is making its way through Parliament as we speak and will, you guessed it, impose harsher sentencing for child predators.

The bill looks promising but still…

24 Mar 2:03 PM 0 Read More...