The Effects of Religious Diversity on Spiritual Care: Reflections from the Dutch Correction Facilities

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    Abstract

    This chapter discusses how in the Netherlands, prison chaplaincy
    has developed recently into a multi-faith endeavor. The government
    adopts a pluralist attitude with regard to prison chaplaincy implying
    an adaptation of the legal framework but also a strong reorganization
    of the Muslim community at a national level. The reshaping of the
    prison chaplaincy as multi-faith has also deep implications on the
    perception of religion as an individual preference. The government
    has opened up chaplaincy under clear secular expectations: that of
    gender equality, that of the respect of individual rights, and that of the
    necessity of a professionalization of spiritual care. The authors
    explore the legitimation of spiritual care by the state, by religious or
    worldview traditions and by the detainees themselves. Then, they
    analyze the organizational management of religious diversity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationReligious Diversity in European Prisons. Challenges and Implications for Rehabilitation
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages31-47
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Print)9783319167770
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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    Ajouaou, M. (2015). The Effects of Religious Diversity on Spiritual Care: Reflections from the Dutch Correction Facilities. In Religious Diversity in European Prisons. Challenges and Implications for Rehabilitation (pp. 31-47). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16778-7_3