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HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS : TRC transcripts of evidence given by Fr. Michael Lapsley

Transcript of the evidence given by Fr Michael Lapsley,S.S.M. together with Michael Worsnip to the Commission for Truth and Reconciliation at the hearings of the…

Redemptive Value of Truth Telling: A paper by Fr. Michael Lapsley

The Redemptive Value of Truth Telling Fr Michael Lapsley, S.S.M. September 1998 Nelson Mandela's Government in South Africa was elected under an Interim Constitution .…

THE ROLE OF PUNITIVE JUSTICE IN RECONCILING : Speech, South African Council of Churches Conference

THE ROLE OF PUNITIVE JUSTICE IN RECONCILING.IS THIS A CHRISTIAN CONCEPT? Introduction Here is someone who I think we all know about, know his story.…

PUBLIC LECTURE : New School for Social Research, 4th May 1998

12 September 2010
New School for Social Research, New York - Public Lecture4th May 1998 "Confronting the past and creating the future, the road to truth, healing and…

THE ROLE OF THE CHURCH AND HoM WORKSHOPS: Speech, South African Council of Churches Conference

South African Council of Churches Conference - 5th July 1995 The role of the Church and the 'Healing of Memories' Workshops Fr. Michael Lapsley, Chaplain…

NEW SCHOOL INTERVIEW: Interview with Fr. Michael Lapsley

INTERVIEWIn April I had a pleasure of interviewing Father Michael Lapsley, who was a G-Tech Visiting Professor in Democracy at the Graduate Faculty in the…

EAST TIMOR: The Road to Peace, Independence and Democracy by Fr. Michael Lapsley

The Road to PeaceIndependence and Democracy in East Timor by Father Michael Lapsley, assisted by Johann Magerman We flew over many of the more than…

CBC RADIO INTERVIEWS : Fr. Michael Lapsley et al on the HoM workshops

INTERVIEW WITH FR. MICHAEL LAPSLEY, SSM, BARRY BEKEBEKE, DICK HERBERT AND JOHANN MAGERMAN ON 'HEALING OF THE MEMORIES' WORKSHOPS WITH ALEXA DVORSON, SUNDAY MORNING -…

BICYCLE THEOLOGY and the Journey of Forgiveness

MANY PREACHERS speak as if forgiveness is something glib and cheap and easy. For most human beings forgiveness is something costly, painful and difficult. In…

BEYOND THE RAMP : Keynote speech, Australian Conference on Spirituality and Disability

BEYOND THE RAMPTHE 1998 AUSTRALIAN CONFERENCE ON SPIRITUALITY AND DISABILITYAdelaide 7-10 May 1998Exploring the spiritual dimensions of disabilityKeynote speechFr. Michael Lapsley, SSM INTRODUCTION For the grand…

Australian Apology to the Aboriginal People

15 March 2008
Beloved Australians With people of goodwill all over the world, I want to congratulate you as a people for the unequivocal apology to indigenous Australians…

Sermon Preached by Father Michael Lapsley,SSM Evensong Westminster Abbey,London, UK November 5 2006

Sermon Preached by Father Michael Lapsley,SSMEvensong – Westminster Abbey,London, UK November 5 2006 I would like to thank Canon Nicholas Sagovsky and his colleagues for…

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The Institute for the Healing of Memories seeks to contribute to the healing journey of individuals, communities and nations. Our work is grounded in the belief that we are all in need of healing, because of what we have done, what we have failed to do, and what has been done to us.

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