What a timely publication! In a world where difference (and especially religious difference) is so often seen to result in suspicion, antagonism and, all too frequently, in conflict and violence, this little book points to the possibility of another way. Cathy tells the story of how, rather than being destructive, difference can become a source of enrichment where one or more people share a new vision. This tale is about her work in a prison, but I believe it's message about collaborative working and the resulting mutual growth, is one we all need to hear. I trust the book will be read widely by men and women of a variety of faiths and give them hope and inspiration wherever they are living or working.
This book shows the passion and love that Cathy truly believes in. As you read this book, even if you were not part of the team at HMP Canterbury, you would catch the vision of the work that Cathy was so fond to promote. Every prison coordinating chaplain needs to read this wonderful book and endeavour to continue the work of multi faith in their prison using this as a blueprint. Their role and their team would be able to work better together pushing forward the foundation that Cathy so lovingly developed.
Excellent well written and and thought provoking read! I had the pleasure of witnessing first hand the work of all of the Chaplains led by Cathy at HM Prison Canterbury, this book accurately reflects the shared passion, vision, and achievements of all of the Prison Chaplains in providing life changing experiences for prisoners, staff and visitors alike. Well done Cathy for putting into words and print!
It's a very good read, full of enthusiasm and fire. I really hope that her model does spread. The implications go far beyond just the ministry to those in prison. It provides a way of understanding our faith in relation to others which could help different faith communities in the country as a whole to see how they could live together in mutual understanding, support and harmony.