Welcome to IPCA Africa Region
The International Prison Chaplains' Association (IPCA) was founded in 1985. Since its inauguration, IPCA has brought opportunities for encouragement to hundreds of chaplains around the world. This account will attempt to describe the approach taken by IPCA from its inception and subsequent global meetings and conferences rather than provide details about the meetings themselves.
Prison chaplains are ordained ministers and lay people, accredited whenever possible by their churches to work for spiritual well being of people in prison. The interpretation of their prison ministry in terms of its understanding, opportunities and status is worked out practically through a great variety of cultural contexts. The linking up of people in these different situations is the heartbeat for IPCA.