Prison House

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Bishop Brian

House of Unjust Imprisonment

Holding Cell

This is the house of unjust imprisonment. Here, you will encounter issues related to human injustice, limitation of freedom and liberty, including limitation of religious freedom and expression.

Before you enter, you must decide if you really want to explore this house and its various cell-spaces. You are in a holding cell. You can decide to go on and find out what happens to those unjustly accused or you can petition for your release and go no further. Decide...

Bishop Brian (Prison Chaplain)

Here are some questions to help you prepare:

  • Do I want to know more about unjust imprisonment?
  • What thoughts and ideas, actions and plans will I be taking with me?
  • Am I prepared to be challenged and changed?
  • What do I expect to hear? What do I expect to see?
  • What would I most like to learn?
Continue: think about things to bring on your journey
Return: let me see other houses to explore
© CTBI and MTAG 2012

Navigating the pathways

From here, you can travel as a visitor through a number of pathways through the various cell-spaces finding out what it is like to be an inmate here.

You can mix and match your journey through the different spaces depending on what you would most like to explore, study or do.

Yellow Blue Green Pink

Holding Cell

  • Welcome and warning
  • Guantanamo Bay

Solidarity through Scripture

  • Psalm 107, 142
  • Isaiah 42
  • Matthew 25
  • Acts 5,12,16
  • Hebrews 13

Art

  • Images of imprisonment
  • Game – free the prisoner

Detention

  • Gift giving/Baggage
  • Dumping
  • Confession

Trial

Voices from and about imprisonment

Hope in time of darkness

  • Prayers
  • For those in prison, justice authorities, hostages, condemned

Resources

  • Websites for research
  • Amnesty

House arrest

  • Diary/blog
  • Review journal entries

Conviction

  • Excerpt from Unreconciled?
  • News article about Liu Xiaobo

Finding a way to Freedom

Music - Songs, Hymns, Classical music

DVD

Films, books, CDs

Parole

  • Footsteps of Jesus
  • Passion of Jesus in John's gospel

Condemned cell

  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Fr Maximilian Kolbe

Room 101

Reflections
  • Woza
  • Fr Kolbe
  • Brian Keenan
  • Andy McNab

Rations

Porridge

Release

Empty your rucksack, and fill it with what? Will you be able to leave?
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