No God Forsaken People, No God Forsaken Places with Tim Fretheim

February 14th, 2020

The Cupboard welcomes Tim Fretheim, retired Chaplain at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital at Colony Farms in Coquitlam, British Columbia.


One of the tenets of Hopeful Theology is that there are no God forsaken places, there are no God forsaken people. Tim Fretheim has worked with some of the most difficult and troubling “cases”. The Psychiatric Hospital at Colony Farms houses people with psychiatric illness including people who have been deemed not criminally responsible, yet in need of incarceration.


Tim has written on the relationship between hospitality and mental illness.


We speak with Tim about having hope in a place that many people would rather not think about at all. How does religion and culture so often dehumanize people? What do we do with and for people who have done terrible things?

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