Bishop Duckworth begins vigil for prison reform

On Sunday Justin Duckworth, The Anglican Bishop of Wellington begun a week-long vigil in a small cabin to draw attention to penal reform.

This week, the Anglican Church is focusing on prisoner rehabilitation and how to stop reoffending with alternatives other than prison.

Bishop Justin preached at the 10am service in the Cathedral on Sunday and then entered the “cell”.

He will lead a communion service each day at 12:15pm with an address on the daily focus points.

He will leave the “cell” next Sunday morning.

The Church says the vigil is not a protest against current policies but the Bishop says there are alternatives to prison that are often more effective at reducing crime.



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