News
Download our newsletter for December 2015
Response of Father Michael Lapsley on Receivimg the Heroes Award from the Program for Torture victims in Los Angeles 30 September 2014 Torture is wrong: We must stop it I am humbled to receive this award tonight. I do so as Director of the Institute for Healing of Memories which is a member of SANTOC a Coalition of South African òrganisations advocating àgainst torture and for full redress for victims of torture. As you saw in the clip, I also spent 5 years as Chaplain to a Trauma centre for victims of violence and Torture. Personally, I was a victim of state terrorism. I would like to begin firstly to acknowledge those who are here tonight who have been tortured. I am sorry about what was done to you. No human being deserves to be tortured. I wish to also honour PTVLA and all those colleagues across the world who…
Berlin is a far way from Brakpan or Bloemfontein and yet here, in a dead-quiet room, filled mainly with Germans, a man stands without hands to explain the long shadow of the past still haunting our two countries, and others.   "If you look at which states voted for and against Barack Obama," he says, "it's like the division of America at the time of the Civil War." The message is clear: the transformation of post-conflict societies takes years, even decades, and is only possible when we start to talk about it. Father Michael Lapsley is, physically and figuratively, one of the many walking wounded from our tragic past. I do not know how many South African schoolchildren even know about this man who has claws jutting from where his serving hands once were. They should learn about him because this amazing South African is a walking curriculum who could…
Two jobs available. For more information, please download the Full Job Description document.
Dear Friends All of us at the Institute for Healing of Memories  take this opportunity to say thank you to each of you for all you have done to make the world a better place during 2013. For us as South Africans and for countless other Africans and people of good will across the globe, 2013 will be remembered as the year when Nelson Mandela took his last breath on earth and completed his long walk.   Inspired by our beloved Tata Madiba we will continue to be God's co-creators in helping build a more compassionate world even as we seek to heal our own wounds and walk beside others on their journey of healing. Thank you for all the support we have received from each of you. Fr Michael Lapsley,SSMDirector
  Father Michael Lapsley,SSM, Director of the Institute for Healing of Memories, Cape Town "I am a product of the people of South Africa" Imagine for a moment what would have happened if Nelson Mandela had walked out of prison and said "Its time to get them". We would have died in our millions. it is said that revenge is when you drink poison and hope that someone else will die. Instead he said:  "Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another."   The world was astonished if not gob smacked that when Nelson Mandela left prison after 27 years .there was not a trace of bitterness - no words of hatred or revenge crossed his lips.  Instead he repeated what he had said before going to prison for life - a commitment to a common society in which…
ANNUAL CLARENCE FORD CHARITY GOLF DAY  Rondebosch Golf Club. 6TH DECEMBER 2013 Background I am very proud indeed to be hosting this golf day which is now in its 4th year. We have impacted “lives” profoundly with the contribution we have made to deserving charities. The beneficiary of the 4th Charity Golf Day has been confirmed as the Institute for Healing of Memories. We aim to raise money for this worthy institution.     Every story needs a listener This institution is doing sterling work in healing individuals, communities and nations. While the donation we generate will constitute a fraction of their needs, we believe profiling over the next year will assist them to get closer to their objective of optimal sustainability. This 72 hole tournament comes replete with world class courses and unforgettable holiday. Only Affiliated golfers qualify for this prize. Join the Facebook Group “Heart Golf Tour” for all the information. Ashley Easton and…
Dear Friends SABC has informed us that the broadcasts of REDEEMING have been delayed by one week till 1145am on October 14. SAFM will broadcast 40ish episodes of Fr Michael's memoir: Redeeming the Past:My journey from freedom fighter to healer. Monday to Thursday at 11.45am repeated at Midnight. Please spread the word. Thank you for your support

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/healingm/public_html/templates/agape/html/pagination.php on line 94

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/healingm/public_html/templates/agape/html/pagination.php on line 100

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/healingm/public_html/templates/agape/html/pagination.php on line 94

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/healingm/public_html/templates/agape/html/pagination.php on line 100

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/healingm/public_html/templates/agape/html/pagination.php on line 94

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/healingm/public_html/templates/agape/html/pagination.php on line 100

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/healingm/public_html/templates/agape/html/pagination.php on line 94

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/healingm/public_html/templates/agape/html/pagination.php on line 100

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/healingm/public_html/templates/agape/html/pagination.php on line 94

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/healingm/public_html/templates/agape/html/pagination.php on line 100

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/healingm/public_html/templates/agape/html/pagination.php on line 94

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/healingm/public_html/templates/agape/html/pagination.php on line 100

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/healingm/public_html/templates/agape/html/pagination.php on line 94

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/healingm/public_html/templates/agape/html/pagination.php on line 100

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/healingm/public_html/templates/agape/html/pagination.php on line 94

Warning: Illegal string offset 'active' in /home/healingm/public_html/templates/agape/html/pagination.php on line 100
Page 2 of 4