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Tips & ideas how to cheer up your penpals
We are looking for creative ideas to help cheer up our friends on death row which can be sent by letters - for example, our member Isabelle Délèze collected some ideas for the Christmas time which you can find here. For any further information or when you have other creative ideas, feel free to contact Claudia Tramér at We will share the ideas in our newsletter.

lifepark's events

American Abolistist Bill Pelke comes to Switzerland
Here’s an opportunity not to miss to meet a man on an extraordinary journey, Bill Pelke. He’ll tell us about “Journey of Hope… from Violence to Healing”.
When                   Tuesday November 7, 2017 7:30-9:00pm
Where                 im Saal der Pauluskirche, Grundstrasse 18, 4600 Olten (map of directions)
Language            English, however simultaneous translation into German will be provided
For more information, please consult the flyer (german and english).

Further events with Bill Pelke in Germany:
8. November            18.30 Uhr      Köln: Katholische Hochschule (Raum 006 im Voyer)Vortrag
9. November            19.00 Uhr      Mönchengladbach: Citykirche – Konferenz
14. November          19.00 Uhr      Berlin: Katholische Akademie – Konferenz
21. November          20.00 Uhr      Würzburg: Haus Sant’Egidio (Schönthalstr. 6) – Konferenz

"Grenzen der Rechtsstrafe" - Podiumsdiskussion in Bern
When: Dienstag, 14. November 2017, 19:30 Uhr / Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 7.30pm
Fee: ohne Kosten/ no fee
Topic: (discussion in German) "Grenzen der Rechtsstrafe" (Eine Diskussion über die Todesstrafe mit einem Rechtsprofessor und einer Person, die Briefkontakt mit Verurteilten hat.) Please join this discussion, held in German. Our member Sabrina Trächslin will be on the Podium and taking part in the discussion. The event is organized by Aki

German Stammtisch in Zürich
Save the date: Mai 5th, 2018
Lokal: Tibits beim Bahnhof Stadelhofen (hinter dem Opernhaus)
Anreise: Zug bis Bahnhof Stadelhofen,  ab Hauptbahnhof Tram 11 oder 4 bis Bahnhof Stadelhofen resp. Opernhaus
Zeitspanne: 11.30 - 14.30 h - frei nach oben
Wir treffen uns im Tibits, welches durchgehend warme und kalte Speisen wie auch Desserts anbietet. Bei schönem Wetter können wir eine kleine Seerundfahrt ins Auge fassen oder einen Spaziergang am Ufer des Zürichsees unternehmen. Zur Registrierung bitte hier klicken.

lifepark's projects
Currently, there are no projects of lifespark members in the loop. You are most welcome to start one! Find further information on how to become active on our website or contact the board.

Projects in cooperation with Inmates' Voices
Inmates' Voices is a Swiss organization which develops and promotes different artistic projects with the goal to give a voice to inmates. It was found by lifespark members. Find more information under

Project INMATES’ PICTURES / COULOI'ART – Artworks by American prisoners
Lifespark and Inmates’ Voices are pleased to present a new project which will provide another opportunity for American prisoners to be heard outside their walls: we created an exhibition that will display artwork of your pen-friends: Drawings, paintings, objects made in the cells, decorated envelopes, texts illustrated by drawings, for example a poem with a drawing, drawings of the inside of the cell, collection of texts, literary works (a copy of a book or manuscript)...
The first exhibit took place in spring 2017, click here for more details.
To order postcarts, please visit the catalog and use the following order form: English I FrenchI German

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