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Newsletter - June 2017

29 May 2017
Building peaceful communities on Human Rights Day By Liso Madikane On Human Rights Day, 21 March, the Restoring Humanity team planned, organised and implemented the Human Rights Day at…

2016 Annual Reports

08 May 2017
"War must stop. We must educate ourselves about the different components that are feeding a war culture, for example the arms industry. We note that the countries who…

Father Lapsley conferred with honourary doctorate by UWC

11 April 2017
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) conferred an honourary doctorate on Anglican priest and social justice activist Father Alan Michael Lapsley of the Institute…

Introduction to Healing Of Memories International Training Course taking place from 29 March - 9 April 2017

16 January 2017
International Training course “Introduction to Healing of Memories” Course Leader – Fr. Michael LapsleyDuration: 29 March – 9 April 2017 Location: Cape Town, South AfricaLanguage of…

International Conference and Music and Healing Festival Cape Town, South Africa 21 - 25 September 2016

14 September 2016
“Healing journeys: Responding to the World Map of Pain” International Conference and Music and Healing Festival Cape Town, South Africa 21 - 25 September 2016…

Address given by Father Michael Lapsley, SSM at Claremont Main Road Mosque on the Occasion of the International Day in support of Victims of Torture

25 June 2016
"The law is crystal clear: torture can never be used at any time or under any circumstances, including during conflict or when national security is…

Newsletter - June 2016

22 June 2016
‘God has many names’ project The Restoring Humanity Youth Programme of the Institute embarked on a year-long project offering a series of activities focusing on…

2016 Application Form - Advanced Training Course

11 May 2016
“Introduction to Healing of Memories”Training course leader Fr. Michael Lapsley ssm Duration: 11 – 20 August 2016 (10 days)Closing Date: 25 July 2016Location: Cape Town, South…

Annual Report 2015

04 May 2016
2015 has been a productive year for Healing of Memories Workshops with many exciting developments.The Community Healing Programme continues to grow and explore the possibilities…

Fr Michael speaks at the UN on April 26 2016 about Healing of Memories

03 May 2016
Here is a link to the video of Father Michael at the United Nations panel on “Atrocity Crimes, Transitional Justice and Healing of Memories”: organised…

Western Cape Facilitator's Graudation Ceremony January 2016

Western Cape Facilitator's Graudation Ceremony January 2016.

Newsletter - December 2015

11 December 2015
We indigenous people from South Africa and other lands, have visited our own hearts. As we acknowledge all the elements of our journey, we make an urgent…

Annual Lecture - August 2015 by Bishop Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Bishop of the Anglican Church of Canada

Cultural Genocide: The Journey of Indigenous Healing Just last week, one of our elders rose to speak at a gathering of Indigenous Christians in Turtle Island…

About Us

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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  • Institute for Healing of Memories
    5 Eastry Road, Claremont,
    Cape Town, 7708, South Africa

  • +27 21 683 6231