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VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE, WAR AND TERROR MEET TO HEAL THEIR WOUNDS - Cape Times 2004 April 19

Article by: Babalo Ndenze and Malavika Jagannathan Cape Times: Monday 19 April 2004 VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE, WAR AND TERROR MEET TO HEAL THEIR WOUNDS A…

Searching for Peace and Healing in Burundi

Fr Michael Lapsley,SSM “All people are capable of being both perpetrators and victims – and sometimes both.” What do you say in a country which…

Presentation at the Civil Society and Justice in Zimbabwe - Symposium in Johannesburg

Presentation by Fr Michael Lapsley, SSM Director - Institute for Healing of Memories at the Civil Society and Justice in Zimbabwe Symposium Johannesburg , South Africa 11 to 13…

Zimbabwe - a nation faces death and longs for a new beginning

Their cry goes up How long? before the night of weeping shall be the morn of song? ?We are witnessing the death of Zimbabwe. We…

The Burden of History in Germany Visit to Hanover & Hamburg, November 2002

The Burden of History in Germany Fr Michael Lapsley, SSM From October 29 to November 12, 2002 I was in Hanover and then in Hamburg…

Struggling to Abolish the Death Penalty, Healing and Signs of new Life in Uganda.

16 December 2002
  Struggling to Abolish the Death Penalty, Healing and Signs of new Life in Uganda. “Please ask Nelson Mandela to speak to President Museveni of…

So much pain, so much hope Boston, USA

So much pain – so much hope. Together for 3 days we told and embodied the stories of the depth of human degradation and the…

Reflections on a visit to Germany

30 September 2002
Reflections on a visit to Germany from June 20 to June 30, 2002 Fr. Michael Lapsley, SSM I was invited to speak at the annual…

Michael Lapsley interviewed by: Cheryl White, Jane Speedy & David Denborough

The healing of memories An interview with Michael Lapsley Michael Lapsley was born in New Zealand and trained as a priest in Australia before moving…

The Second Michael Hirschfeld Memorial Address: Triumph over torture Amnesty International Conference Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand

Triumph over Torture The Second Michael Hirschfield Memorial AddressWellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand December 4, 2000 By: Father Michael Lapsley, SSM.DirectorInstitute for Healing of MemoriesCape Town -…

Moral Arguments for Reparations in South Africa: - by Fr. Michael Lapsley and Karin Chubb (Black Sash)

Fr Michael Lapsley,S.S.M., The Institute for Healing of Memories Karin Chubb, Black SashMoral arguments for reparations in South AfricaThe Truth and Reconciliation Commission came into…

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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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