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Brutal responses to suspected theft a sign of deep damage - Letter to the Editor Cape Times 27 March 2012

Children and adults watched this week as an enraged crowd necklaced three men in Khayelitsha. Their crime - allegedly stealing a generator - was negligible…

Newsletter 03 2012

22 March 2012
In 2011 the Western Cape, Youth Development programme of the Institute for the Healing of Memories embarked on a pilot project “Restoring Humanity”, working with…

Interview with Fr Michael.SSM on Vatican Radio

Lent is a time when Christians join together to face their own sinfulness and need of repentance, a time to turn away from those things…

Lapsley slams ‘culture of greed’ - Pretoria News - 6 Feb 2012

07 February 2012
February 6 2012 By Mogomotsi Magome - Independent Newspapers Renowned anti-apartheid activist Father Michael Lapsley. Photo: Jeffrey Abrahams Renowned anti-apartheid activist Father Michael Lapsley has…

Fr Michael preaches at Riverside Church in New York - June 2010

Listen to and enjoy the tracks to the "Riverside at Worship" CD titled "The Time Has Come to Forgive & Forget" by Father Michael Lapsley,…

The Institute for Healing of Memories and its Approach to Group Trauma Treatment presented by: Jerry V. Diller, Ph.D.

The Institute for Healing of Memories and its Approach to Group Trauma Treatment presented by:Jerry V. Diller, Ph.D.The Wright Institute, Berkeley, USA The Institute for…

Transitional Justice and South Africa: Exploring Healing from Legacies of Violence. Research Paper presented by: Jessica Rucell USA

26 October 2011
National, local and international actors aiming to support nations transitioning toward democracy from violent authoritarian states, such as was the policy under Apartheid (Das and…

Creating a Space for Encounter and Remembrance: The Healing of Memories Process by - Undine Kayser (Part 1)

25 October 2011
Creating a Space for Encounter and Remembrance:The Healing of Memories Process Research report written for the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation and…

Creating a Space for Encounter and Remembrance: The Healing of Memories Process by - Undine Kayser (Part 2)

24 October 2011
Long-term Engagement - Changing Practice Those participants who described the workshop as having an impact that was in some way sustainable beyond the weekend have…

A new home for the Institute

09 September 2011
A new home for the Institute, 5 Eastry Road, Claremont "May God bless you all in your work and give you strength to walk with…

First Annual Healing of Memories Lecture: Restoring Humanity by Ela Ghandi

08 September 2011
First Respondent Prof Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela Restoring our humanity in the context of the modern state. 1. Introduction  Thank you for giving me the honour and…

Who is my neighbour

“I have travelled the journey from being a freedom fighter, to being a healer. And in some small measure, my journey reflects the journey of…

Interview by Piet Meiring with Peggy Shriver: Healing and Reconciliation through the Arts in the Aftermath of 9/11

Healing and Reconciliation through the Arts in the Aftermath of 9/11 It was a cold day in November 2007 in New York. Winter was waiting…

HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS : TRC transcripts of evidence given by Fr. Michael Lapsley

Transcript of the evidence given by Fr Michael Lapsley,S.S.M. together with Michael Worsnip to the Commission for Truth and Reconciliation at the hearings of the…

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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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