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On 12 June 2020, a videoconference meeting of the International Prison Chaplains Association (IPCA) Worldwide Steering Committee (WWSC) elected David Buick to replace Rod Moore as President. The election follows the resignation of serving President Rod Moore for health reasons

IPCA VIII – 2020 Conference Bangkok has been POSTPONED

It is with the deepest regret that the IPCA Worldwide Steering Committee has decided to postpone the Eighth Quinquennial Conference ‘A living Hope’ scheduled for November this year 2020 in Bangkok,Thailand.

Due to current world events and the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) we have taken the position that it would be irresponsible to proceed. The rapid spread of the virus has made international travel a concern in the immediate future and presents a risk to the health of our Chaplains.

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The International Prison Chaplains Association welcomes you to its Worldwide website. We exist to provide support and encouragement to prison chaplains everywhere, and to engage in advocacy on prison-related issues.

We invite you to visit the various pages and if you are a prison chaplain, to join us – membership is free. There are a number of ways you can connect with your colleagues in prison ministry around the world. You can also visit the websites run in our various regions worldwide.

As prison Chaplains around the world we share in this ministry together. If you have any suggestions for improving this website we welcome your ideas. Feel free to contact our President Rod Moore. 

Since 2014, IPCA has had UN consultative status with ECOSOC, the UN Economic and Social Council, with official representatives at each major UN venue. You can read more about IPCA’s advocacy work with the UN in this section.

Membership of IPCA is now free of charge! If you’re a prison chaplain, simply contact us with details of your organisation and place of ministry, and we’ll add you to our membership – you’ll have an opportunity to make a gift to help support IPCA worldwide too.