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Zimbabwe - a nation faces death and longs for a new beginning

Their cry goes up How long? before the night of weeping shall be the morn of song? ?We are witnessing the death of Zimbabwe. We…

The Burden of History in Germany Visit to Hanover & Hamburg, November 2002

The Burden of History in Germany Fr Michael Lapsley, SSM From October 29 to November 12, 2002 I was in Hanover and then in Hamburg…

Struggling to Abolish the Death Penalty, Healing and Signs of new Life in Uganda.

16 December 2002
  Struggling to Abolish the Death Penalty, Healing and Signs of new Life in Uganda. “Please ask Nelson Mandela to speak to President Museveni of…

So much pain, so much hope Boston, USA

So much pain – so much hope. Together for 3 days we told and embodied the stories of the depth of human degradation and the…

Michael Lapsley interviewed by: Cheryl White, Jane Speedy & David Denborough

The healing of memories An interview with Michael Lapsley Michael Lapsley was born in New Zealand and trained as a priest in Australia before moving…

The Second Michael Hirschfeld Memorial Address: Triumph over torture Amnesty International Conference Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand

Triumph over Torture The Second Michael Hirschfield Memorial AddressWellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand December 4, 2000 By: Father Michael Lapsley, SSM.DirectorInstitute for Healing of MemoriesCape Town -…

Moral Arguments for Reparations in South Africa: - by Fr. Michael Lapsley and Karin Chubb (Black Sash)

Fr Michael Lapsley,S.S.M., The Institute for Healing of Memories Karin Chubb, Black SashMoral arguments for reparations in South AfricaThe Truth and Reconciliation Commission came into…

We can heal the wounds - by Richard Naidu (fijitimes)

  We Can Heal the Wounds Richard Naidu(posted on www.fijitimes.com 03 Dec 2006)He may have lost both his hands and an eye, yet by becoming a…

Meeting Adriaan Vlok the encounter that never took place... Sunday Independent 2007 Jan 28

27 January 2007
The article below was published by the Sunday Independent 28 January 2007 Meeting Adriaan Vlok – the encounter that never took place...“I never asked questions…

Towards Effective Anglican Mission, an International conference on Prophetic Witness, Social Development and HIV and AIDS. Boksburg South Africa, March 7-14, 2007

Address by Father Michael Lapsley SSM Director of the Institute for healing of memories, Cape Town, South AfricaProvincial of the Southern African Province of the…

Sermon Preached at St Pauls Cathedral, London by Fr Michael Lapsley,SSM

02 September 2007
Sermon Preached at St Pauls Cathedral, London by Fr Michael Lapsley,SSM 02/09/2007 Dear sisters and brothersTo be here at St Pauls is a great honour…

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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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