HERE'S a group of young people getting down to some practical Christianity. It started last spring when 40 girls of the "Former Fifth" club for ex-pupils of All Hallows Secondary School at Wootton in Liverpool were discussing capital punishment at their monthly meeting. After talking for a short time they realised that they knew little about it or about the penal system generally.
So they got in touch with Bishop Harris, auxiliary of Liverpool. and a former prison chaiplain, who spoke to them about the needs of prisoners and what is being done for them—adding that frequently prisoners' families suffer. "Children whose fathers are in prison," he said, "very often get nothing at Christmas."
Now the girls are contacting prisoners' aid organisations and arranging for toys and presents to go this Christmas to families of Walton prisoners.
That's not the end of the story. because there's no stopping the girls now. Next month at thcir meeting they will discuss hunger and see a film from Oxfam. And they are all bringing clothes for needy children.