Religion in Prison: 'Equal Rites' in a Multi-Faith Society

  • Publish Date: 2005-10-20
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: James A. Beckford;Sophie Gilliat
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This is the first in-depth study of relations between the Anglican Church and other faiths in the Prison Service Chaplaincy. It examines the increasingly controversial role of Anglican chaplains in facilitating the religious and pastoral care of the increasing population of prisoners from non-Christian backgrounds. Drawing useful contrasts with the situation in the United States, it shows how the struggle for equal opportunities in a multi-faith society is politicizing relations among the Church, the state and religious minorities in England.