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“Introduction to Healing of Memories” Training Course - 23 March until 1st April 2020

26 November 2019
Duration: 23 March until 1st April 2020 - International participants to arrive on the 22nd MarchLocation: Cape Town, South AfricaLanguage of facilitation: EnglishClosing date for application: 10 February…

International Training course 2020

“Introduction to Healing of Memories”Course Leader – Fr. Michael Lapsley, SSM  Duration: 23 March until 1st April 2020 (International participants to arrive on the 22nd…

Conference focuses on healing and justice

09 July 2019
Until we can address individual pain caused by apartheid, we are not going to get meaningful national reconciliation, says new National Assembly Speaker, Thandi Modise.…

Livestreaming - International Conference "Healing journeys: The relationship between Healing and Justice"

21 June 2019
Dear Friends of the Institute for Healing of Memories Our conference Healing Journeys: the relationship between Healing and Justice is taking place 24 to 26…

Private audience of Fr Michael Lapsley SSM, Director of the Institute for Healing of Memories (IHOM) - South Africa, with Pope Francis on 15 June 2019

18 June 2019
The audience was an encounter between the Holy Father and Fr Michael Lapsley SSM, who was accompanied by Philani Dlamini1, Patrick Byrne2 and Javier García…

Newsletter - June 2019

13 June 2019
"There is a cruel irony in ourbeloved country. We are knownand celebrated as a Rainbownation that decided to heal thedivisions of our ugly past to…

Apartheid-era ANC chaplain Lapsley to discuss 'healing of memories' with pope

11 May 2019
Not many people can boast of a private audience with a pope. That’s about to change for Anglican priest, Father Michael Lapsley, who will soon…

International conference Healing & Justice

18 March 2019
The conference; “Healing Journeys: The relationship between Healing and Justice,” will provide a platform to interrogate pressing questions facing the human family. Can Healing happen…

International Conference: Healing & Justice

28 January 2019
24 - 26 June 2019,Cape Town,South Africa This conference will focus on the relationship of healing and justice in all its forms. Through case studies…

Support for Gala Fundraising Dinner for Institute for Healing of Memories November 30 2018

08 November 2018
President Cyril Ramaphosa, at the funeral of the late Winnie Mandela, spoke about us all as a hurting people, wounded by our past, numbed by…

Institute helps heal wounds of our past

10 August 2018
Cape Town - The Institute for Healing of Memories is celebrating 20 years of acknowledging wounds of a troubled nation and facilitating workshops that promote…

Newsletter - June 2018

20 June 2018
20th ANNIVERSARY ANNOUNCEMENT We are celebrating our 20th Anniversary this year. In Cape Town, we will have a series of events to celebrate this milestone…

2017 Annual Reports

14 May 2018
On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Healing of Memories, we are incredibly grateful for the work done by Fr Michael…

Healing the wounds of history - Conference Report 2017

09 March 2018
International ConferenceLemoenkloof Conference CentrePaarl, South Africa20 - 22 September 2017 Conference Report 2017 “The complexity of the past renders it nearly incomprehensible and its subjectivity…

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.

Contact Us

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

  • +27 21 683 6231