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THE ROLE OF THE CHURCH AND HoM WORKSHOPS: Speech, South African Council of Churches Conference

12 September 2010
South African Council of Churches Conference - 5th July 1995 The role of the Church and the 'Healing of Memories' Workshops Fr. Michael Lapsley, Chaplain…

NEW SCHOOL INTERVIEW: Interview with Fr. Michael Lapsley

INTERVIEWIn April I had a pleasure of interviewing Father Michael Lapsley, who was a G-Tech Visiting Professor in Democracy at the Graduate Faculty in the…

EAST TIMOR: The Road to Peace, Independence and Democracy by Fr. Michael Lapsley

The Road to PeaceIndependence and Democracy in East Timor by Father Michael Lapsley, assisted by Johann Magerman We flew over many of the more than…

CBC RADIO INTERVIEWS : Fr. Michael Lapsley et al on the HoM workshops

INTERVIEW WITH FR. MICHAEL LAPSLEY, SSM, BARRY BEKEBEKE, DICK HERBERT AND JOHANN MAGERMAN ON 'HEALING OF THE MEMORIES' WORKSHOPS WITH ALEXA DVORSON, SUNDAY MORNING -…

BICYCLE THEOLOGY and the Journey of Forgiveness

MANY PREACHERS speak as if forgiveness is something glib and cheap and easy. For most human beings forgiveness is something costly, painful and difficult. In…

BEYOND THE RAMP : Keynote speech, Australian Conference on Spirituality and Disability

BEYOND THE RAMPTHE 1998 AUSTRALIAN CONFERENCE ON SPIRITUALITY AND DISABILITYAdelaide 7-10 May 1998Exploring the spiritual dimensions of disabilityKeynote speechFr. Michael Lapsley, SSM INTRODUCTION For the grand…

5 Eastry Road - Fundraising Appeal for Second Phase Renovations

06 September 2010
Dear Friends  My colleagues and I are deeply grateful for the heart-warming generosity and care shown by friends and supporters of the Institute.   In response…

Australian Apology to the Aboriginal People

15 March 2008
Beloved Australians With people of goodwill all over the world, I want to congratulate you as a people for the unequivocal apology to indigenous Australians…

Sermon Preached at St Pauls Cathedral, London by Fr Michael Lapsley,SSM

02 September 2007
Sermon Preached at St Pauls Cathedral, London by Fr Michael Lapsley,SSM 02/09/2007 Dear sisters and brothersTo be here at St Pauls is a great honour…

Towards Effective Anglican Mission, an International conference on Prophetic Witness, Social Development and HIV and AIDS. Boksburg South Africa, March 7-14, 2007

Address by Father Michael Lapsley SSM Director of the Institute for healing of memories, Cape Town, South AfricaProvincial of the Southern African Province of the…

Meeting Adriaan Vlok the encounter that never took place... Sunday Independent 2007 Jan 28

27 January 2007
The article below was published by the Sunday Independent 28 January 2007 Meeting Adriaan Vlok – the encounter that never took place...“I never asked questions…

We can heal the wounds - by Richard Naidu (fijitimes)

  We Can Heal the Wounds Richard Naidu(posted on www.fijitimes.com 03 Dec 2006)He may have lost both his hands and an eye, yet by becoming a…

Sermon Preached by Father Michael Lapsley,SSM Evensong Westminster Abbey,London, UK November 5 2006

Sermon Preached by Father Michael Lapsley,SSMEvensong – Westminster Abbey,London, UK November 5 2006 I would like to thank Canon Nicholas Sagovsky and his colleagues for…

Rwanda - 11 years after the Genocide - the road is still long

Fr Michael Lapsley,SSM As a South African I sometimes feel impatient when visitors from other countries seem surprised that in 11 years of democracy we…

Speech delivered by Fr. Michael Lapsley, SSM, Director of the Institute for Healing of Memories, at the 7th World Convention of the International Conference of Principals in Cape Town - 11 July 2005 on the theme of Ubuntu read full speech

Speech delivered by Fr. Michael Lapsley, SSM, Director of the Institute for Healing of Memories, at the 7th World Convention of the International Conference of Principals in…

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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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