FATHER BABYCHAN ARACKATHARA
Prison Chaplain, Restorative Justice Specialist, Author
Father Babychan Arackathara has worked as a chaplain in southern African prisons for 20 years. He has a remarkable track record of restorative justice and reintegration interventions in correctional centres, and has trained and empowered prison chaplains and restorative justice facilitators across Africa.
I wrote my book because I wanted to spread a message to the world: that prisoners are our brothers and sisters, and that no child is born a criminal. Before we judge, we should ask ourselves, where did we fail as a family and society, and how can we assist an offender to regain his or her identity as a human being and as a child of God?”