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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…

Response to Bishop Mark Macdonald’s speech “Cultural Genocide” - 3rd Annual Lecture of the IHOM

18 September 2015
INTRODUCTION Program Director, Bishop MacDonald, Father Michael Lapsley, Customary Leaders representing indigenous and first nation peoples from across the world, the audience watching this on youtube via…

Torture is Wrong: We must stop it

01 October 2014
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:…

Healing of Personal and Communal Memories

Speech by Fr Michael Lapsley,SSM, Director of the Institute for Healing of Memories  at Regina Mundi Church in Soweto at the Interfaith Celebration of 20…

The Big Read: Talking is part of healing

14 March 2014
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…


10 March 2014
Two jobs available. For more information, please download the Full Job Description document. Job Description - Bookkeeper The Institute for the Healing of Memories seeks to…

Second Healing of Memories Annual Lecture


End of Year Message from Institute for Healing of Memories

18 December 2013
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…

Redeeming the Past - A tribute to Madiba

10 December 2013
 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…

Homily for the Concluding Worship of the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, Busan, South Korea 8 November 2013

19 November 2013
Father Michael Lapsley, SSM Luke 24:28-35 God of Life: Lead us to Justice and Peace. Peace be with you. I greet you all as companions…

Charity Golf Day hosted by Clarence Ford of Heart Radio - 6th December 2013

12 November 2013
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…

Good News SAFM to Broadcast: Redeeming the Past

01 October 2013
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…

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

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