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Prison Fellowship of New Zealand: Sycamore Tree

Taylor, Graeme
June 4, 2015

Source: (2000) Paper presented at the Just Peace? Peace Making and Peace Building for the New Millennium conference, held in Auckland, New Zealand, 24-28 April. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University, School of Social and Cultural Studies, Centre for Justice and Peace Development.

Prison Fellowship of New Zealand is a member of Prison Fellowship International, an association of more than eighty national Prison Fellowship organizations worldwide, each with a similar mission to reach out in spiritual and material assistance to prisoners, ex-prisoners, their families, and victims of crime. The Sycamore Tree Project is a type of restorative justice program begun by Prison Fellowship International to bring small groups of victims into prisons to meet with small groups of prisoners to talk about their experiences of crime. Graeme Taylor and the Reverend Pam Sims describe Sycamore Tree programs conducted by Prison Fellowship of New Zealand in various prisons in New Zealand.


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