Events and Projects

Lifespark Fall Event

When: Saturday, October 25th, 2014
You are welcome to join the lunch sharing at 12.30pm.
The program starts at 1.30pm.
Where: Kirchgemeinde Johannes, Wylerstrasse 5, 3014 Bern (map)
Language: English, with occasional translation - all are welcome
Topic: How to navigate a healthy relationship with an inmate
Program: We are happy to have a special guest: Emily Perrine-Gifford is a psychologist from the US who has been working with US-prisoners.
After a short input, there will be time for discussion and exchange.
For information and registration, follow this link or contact Elisabeth Deutscher (

Stammtisch Meeting

When: Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 6:30pm
Where: Restaurant TICINO, place de la Gare 12, Lausanne
Language: French
Program: Informal meeting and a bite to eat
For information and registration, contact Karin Elsea

Regional meeting Basel

When: Sunday, 11th January 2015,
11am - 4pm inclusive lunch sharing
Where: "Soup&Chill", Solothurnerstrasse 8, 4053 Basel.
Map here
Language: English
Program: After discussing topics that spontaneously come up, we will start looking through the contributions to the lifeshare and decide how to proceed to accomplish it.
Find more details in the invitation.
Please register with: Katrin Pilling,
or Ines Aubert,, 044 940 04 35

Project November 30 "Cities for life, cities against the death penalty"

Since the setup of this global annual event in 2002, lifespark has participated each year in one way or another to set a sign against the death penalty.
This year, once again the Lausanne's organizing team of "Cities for life" invites every lifespark-member to get involved and contact their city's authorities to ask them to participate with an activity. Check the following link to learn more or contact lifespark-member Evelyne Giordani at

Projekt lifeshare

The project invites our members and their pen pals in prison to a (self)-critical debate with focus on our motivation in engaging in our penpalships. Based on provoking statements addressed in an interview "Our own murky sides as pen pals" with a former lifespark member, members and their penpals can write contributions until January 10th 2015 which will be collected in a brochure. Find more information about how to proceed including the interview in the members-only-section here.

Save the date - Lifespark's General Assembly 2015

When: Saturday, March 28th 2015.
Where: We plan to rent a room in Bern or Basel
Language: English, with occasional translation - all members are welcome.
Agenda: The GA is the supreme decision-making body of the association. Beside the regular affairs, we will also elect the board.
Members who want to hand in an agenda item or candidate for a board membership (please write a short introduction about who you are, about your motivation and your goals as board member) are kindly asked to send it to Elisabeth Deutscher until January 15th.
The invitation, agenda and list of candidates will be sent together with the February Newsletter to all members.
For more information, contact lifespark's President Elisabeth Deutscher (

Inmates Voices

Inmates' Voices

In January 2014, the association "Inmates' Voices" was founded by three lifespark members with the goal of creating artistic projects inspired by texts from inmates. If your penpal wants to contribute some texts, please download the information here. Should you request more information about the projects and upcoming events, please check the website at