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REDEEMING THE PAST

My Journey from Freedom Fighter to Healer

Michael Lapsley with Stephen Karakashian Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Mpil Tutu

“Michael’s life . . . . is part of the tapestry of the many long journeys and struggles of our people.”—Nelson Mandela

“A uniquely alive, wonderful narrative.”—Nadine Gordimer

“Essential reading for any who would know not only the risks one faces in pursuit of justice, but also the profound rewards.”—Amy Goodman


15 Minute DVD

The Father Michael Lapsley Story and the Founding of the Institute for Healing of Memories


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About the Book

My Journey from Freedom Fighter to Healer - Michael Lapsley with Stephen Karakashian Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu

"Michael's life . . . . is part of the tapestry of the many long journeys and struggles of our people."-Nelson Mandela "A uniquely alive, wonderful narrative."-Nadine Gordimer

"Essential reading for any who would know not only the risks one faces in pursuit of justice, but also the profound rewards."-Amy Goodman 
In 1990, Fr. Michael Lapsley, an Anglican priest active in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, opened a letter bomb that nearly killed him. Though he survived, the blast took both his hands and one of his eyes. This memoir tells the story of this horrendous event, beginning with the journey that led him there-particularly his rising awareness of the radical demands of the gospel and his growing identification with the freedom struggle. But that was not the end of his inspiring journey. In post-apartheid South Africa, Lapsley saw a whole nation in need of healing. He discovered a new vocation: drawing on his own experience of trauma to promote the healing of others, in South Africa, and ultimately throughout the world.

Michael Lapsley, born in New Zealand, joined the Society of the Sacred Mission, and was sent to South Africa in 1973. There he became active in the anti-apartheid movement, ultimately joining the African National Congress. After surviving an assassination attempt, he returned to South Africa to found the Institute for Healing of Memories.

Stephen Karakashian is an American psychotherapist who has worked with Fr. Michael and the institute in South Africa. He lives in Portland, Oregon.