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Africa Programme

24 March 2020
The Institute for Healing of Memories has for many years worked with a myriad of organisations and individuals on the African continent. Our histories are…

Youth Development Programme

24 March 2020
On the 6th January, the Institute for Healing of Memories (IHOM) hosted a group of young people from the Church of Sweden. The purpose was…

Message from Father Michael Lapsley

24 March 2020
Dear Friends  In 1993 I became the chaplain and one of the first two employees of what was then called The Trauma Center for Victims…

Healing of Memories responds to COVID 19

18 March 2020
Dear IHOM Friends, It is a time of deep reflection for the human family. We are literally slowing down at a pace we could not…

“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…

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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