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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…

Speech delivered by Fr. Michael Lapsley, SSM, Director of the Institute for Healing of Memories, at the 7th World Convention of the International Conference of Principals in Cape Town - 11 July 2005 on the theme of Ubuntu read full speech

Speech delivered by Fr. Michael Lapsley, SSM, Director of the Institute for Healing of Memories, at the 7th World Convention of the International Conference of Principals in…

Rwanda - 11 years after the Genocide - the road is still long

Fr Michael Lapsley,SSM As a South African I sometimes feel impatient when visitors from other countries seem surprised that in 11 years of democracy we…

Anglican priest keeps up the work of racial liberation

12 April 2005
By Patrick O'Neill, Correspondent CHAPEL HILL ‹ The names Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and martyr Stephen Biko live on in South Africa, for they led…

God's Dream for Alice Springs in the Heart of Australia.

October 15 to 30, 2004 brought to an end the planned contribution of the Institute for Healing of Memories to Alice Springs. We had been…

Encountering Darkness and Light in Rwanda

In South Africa, 2004 is synonymous with the 10th anniversary of democracy and the joy associated with our first democratic elections. For the people of…

Journey to Healing and Wholeness

20 August 2004
- Conference Report Robben Island 14 - 17 April 2004

Sermon at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral Diocese of Olympia - 2004 June 20 Seattle, Washington

Sermons at St. Mark’s The Reverend Michael Lapsley, Executive Director of the Institute for the Healing of Memories in Cape Town, South Africa, The Third…

VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE, WAR AND TERROR MEET TO HEAL THEIR WOUNDS - Cape Times 2004 April 19

Article by: Babalo Ndenze and Malavika Jagannathan Cape Times: Monday 19 April 2004 VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE, WAR AND TERROR MEET TO HEAL THEIR WOUNDS A…

Searching for Peace and Healing in Burundi

Fr Michael Lapsley,SSM “All people are capable of being both perpetrators and victims – and sometimes both.” What do you say in a country which…

Presentation at the Civil Society and Justice in Zimbabwe - Symposium in Johannesburg

Presentation by Fr Michael Lapsley, SSM Director - Institute for Healing of Memories at the Civil Society and Justice in Zimbabwe Symposium Johannesburg , South Africa 11 to 13…

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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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