International Training course “Introduction to Healing of Memories” Course Leader – Fr. Michael LapsleyDuration: 29 March – 9 April 2017 Location: Cape Town, South AfricaLanguage of facilitation: EnglishClosing date for applications: 1st March 2017 Course fee USD 1,200 (include workshop accommodation, meals, training material, transport and all excursions related to the course) R12 000 for local participants. 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. Specifically the course aims to introduce participants to The Healing of Memories healing process and methodology. The fundamentals of Healing of Memories practice. Programme include An Introduction to the philosophy and work of the Institute of the Healing of memories. Participating in a Healing…
“Healing journeys: Responding to the World Map of Pain” International Conference and Music and Healing Festival Cape Town, South Africa 21 - 25 September 2016   21 September 2016 09:00 - 09:30   Opening and Welcome, Mayor of Paarl, Clarence Ford, Chairperson of IHOM Board: Canon Dalene Mark 09:30 - 10:30    Keynote address: Director, Institute for the Healing of Memories: Fr. Michael Lapsley ssm 10:30 - 11:00 Tea / Coffee 11: 00 -13:00 Lamentation process -  Introduced by Tina Schouw though songs, poetry and stories. Mapping the “World Map of Pain” Artists and poets (knowledge and acknowledgement of injustice and the pain it causes) 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch 14:30 - 16:00 Panel 1: Theme: WAR and its impact Panelist: Robert Phillips War veteran / USA;  Loret Loumouamou Refuge / Congo Brazzaville , Hadil Abbas/ Syrian Activist (Question and answer and small group discussion) 16:00 - 16:30 Tea / coffee 16:30 -  17:00 Respondent: Cuban Ambassador, Carlos Fernández…
"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 under threat. On this International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, we express our solidarity with and support for the hundreds of thousands of victims of torture and their family members throughout the world." Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon The terrible reality is that torture happens in many, many countries of the world: north, south, east and west. As we know this year is the 40th anniversary of the SOWETO uprising. As that year progressed one of the characteristics  was the number of young people who were detained, imprisoned and totureed.  There was a particular point in the middle of the 80s when it was estimated that there were ten thousand young people under the age of 18 in detention, and at least 90% of whom…
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“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 Africa Download 2016 Application Form - Advanced Training Course form
The Restoring Humanity Youth Program of the Institute for Healing of Memories embarked on a yearlong project offering a series of activities with a focus on inter religious dialogues for young people in Cape Town entitled God Has Many Names. These workshops and visits took place in Atlantis, Cape Town CBD, Delft, Langa, Mamre, Mitchells Plain and Belhar.
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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 by the World Council of Churches together with South Africa's Permanent Mission to the UN
Western Cape Facilitator's Graudation Ceremony January 2016.
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