Working with Muslim inmates: Everyone makes mistakes and can change

Two much-cherished items were gifted to me by two Muslim inmates, hand painted writing ‘Allah’ in Arabic and a hand made bracelet that hang proudly on the wall in the Chaplaincy office of Long Bay Correctional Centre. The beautiful green painting depicting the name of God in Arabic “Allah” is by an Afghan brother who did a horrific crime and is serving a long sentence. He has acute mental health issues and was badly tortured and beaten as a young man. He unfortunately eventually inflicted the violence done to him upon others. He finds great peace in painting. I...

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