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Redeeming the Past - A tribute to Madiba

10 December 2013
 Father Michael Lapsley,SSM, Director of the Institute for Healing of Memories, Cape Town "I am a product of the people of South Africa" Imagine for…

Homily for the Concluding Worship of the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches, Busan, South Korea 8 November 2013

19 November 2013
Father Michael Lapsley, SSM Luke 24:28-35 God of Life: Lead us to Justice and Peace. Peace be with you. I greet you all as companions…

Charity Golf Day hosted by Clarence Ford of Heart Radio - 6th December 2013

12 November 2013
ANNUAL CLARENCE FORD CHARITY GOLF DAY  Rondebosch Golf Club. 6TH DECEMBER 2013 Background I am very proud indeed to be hosting this golf day which is…

Good News SAFM to Broadcast: Redeeming the Past

01 October 2013
Dear Friends SABC has informed us that the broadcasts of REDEEMING have been delayed by one week till 1145am on October 14. SAFM will broadcast…

Leading South African peace-maker Michael Lapsley in conversation with Rowan Williams

Redeeming the Past.Leading South African peace-maker Michael Lapsley in conversation with Rowan Williams.St Ethelburga's Centre, LondonMonday 15 July 2013 Father Michael Lapsley SSM is Director…

A priest from South Africa who was maimed by a bomb in Boston reaches out to Americans about forgiveness

Hours after bombs exploded during the final stages of the Boston marathon Father Michael Lapsley, priest, anti-apartheid fighter and a bomb victim ­himself, spoke to…

"Reedeming the Past" wins an Andrew Murray-Desmond Tutu Prize

04 April 2013
2013 Andrew Murray-Desmond Tutu prize for the best Christian and theological book in another official language of South Africa has been awarded to Father Michael…

Newsletter February 2013

01 March 2013
We regret that the Institute’s newsletter has not been appearing in your in-box for some time. Simply put, the on-going recession has had a negative…

Video - UN Launch of Redeeming the Past September 27 2012

31 October 2012
Video of UN Launch of Redeeming the Past September 27 2012

Meet Father Michael Lapsley, 'Foot Soldier' on MSNBC

The “Foot Soldier” for Melissa Harris-Perry this week is Father Michael Lapsley, an Anglican priest and social-justice activist who serves in South Africa. As a young man,…

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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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