What do incarcerated people need from pastoral workers? What resources do pastoral workers need? How can they work best within the prison system? What can Catholic social thought contribute? And how can Catholic social thought be enhanced from listening to the prison context?

These questions were explored in a unique research project, Flourishing Inside, conducted at the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology (Cambridge, United Kingdom) led by Dr Elizabeth Phillips (2020 Research Fellow) with oversight from Dr Férdia Stone-Davis (Director of Research).

Go to the Flourishing Inside website for more information.

Read the report Flourishing Inside?  Catholic Social Thought and Prison Pastoral Work

We gratefully acknowledge the Charles Plater Trust, a charitable fund supporting education and social justice, for the grant which made the entire project possible.