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Towards a Theology of Prison Ministry


The Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde once said that prison walls are ‘built with bricks of shame’. In ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol,’ Wilde, who was a prisoner himself for two years, speaks about the pain felt by prisoners, as well as ‘the heart of stone’ which forms inside them as they shut down inwardly

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