APOC: Torch thrown; torch caught.
APOC is the Anthroposophical Prison Outreach in Canada. APOC sends semi-annual mailings to thirty-one federal prisons with this invitation to prisoners: “Find out about anthroposophy and how it can benefit your life. Upon your request, receive a packet of introductory anthroposophical materials, a book, or a correspondence course, all free of charge.”
Inspired by Fred Janney, founder of the American anthroposophical prison outreach, Tim Nadelle initiated APOC in 2017. Over the past three years, Tim established a set of practices for prison contact and evolved the content for mailings. Tim says, “If we reach even one prisoner, we will have made a difference.”
Now it’s time to pass the initiative on. Raun Griffiths will take over as of January 2021. Raun was also motivated by Fred Janney’s Ottawa talk in 2016. She says, “Prisoners are far less likely to bump into anthroposophy than those of us with freedom. APOC may be the only opportunity a prisoner will have to meet the work of Rudolf Steiner.”
For more about American Prison Outreach, see www.anthroposophyforprisoners.org