News Updates

Africa Programme - A woman accompanying children in their grief - Is that woman me?

14 August 2020
By Sr. Bupe Chileshe, SFMA  Never before has the community stressed the responsibility, the gift and mission of the woman and her gifts in my…

Healing of Memories Reflection: Tumo Bopape from South Africa

14 August 2020
Drawing: This session created space for me to think deeply about myself, other people, and what surrounds me in light of the global pandemic. I…

Healing of Memories Reflection: Malvin Mazaranhanga from Zimbabwe

14 August 2020
Healing of Memories: Online Support: The second round of online Healing of Memories in support for the wellbeing of community members, our work was successfully implemented in three provinces; KwaZulu…

Restoring Humanity/Youth Work

03 June 2020
The direct work with young people has temporarily come to a stop. At the same time, there has been ongoing support for the Restoring Humanity facilitators and young…

Message from Directors

03 June 2020
Dear IHOM Friends and Partners.  The human family for the last couple of months has been facing an unprecedented challenge our physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being as we…

Healing of Memories Workshop/Support

03 June 2020
Dear Fr Michael and Bridget, Thank you for the opportunity to attend the Healing of Memories Facilitator Training. It is a great honor that you’ve seen the…

Commununity Healing

03 June 2020
Listening to the people we have spoken to during our healing of memories support meeting we identified the following issues as the most pressing from…

COVID-19 Response

03 June 2020
To date (1 June 2020) South Africa has over 32 000 cases of people being infected by Covid 19, 16 809 recoveries and sadly 683 people has died. Government institutions, Non-government…


20 May 2020
Like so many other groups, the healing of the memories team in Luxembourg has had to cancel many of the activities it had planned for the period starting…

Healing of Memories COVID-19, Supporting Emotional Well being BackaBuddy

20 May 2020
Dear Partners, The impact of COVID-19 on the emotional well-being and mental health of people is immense. It is therefore important that the Institute begins…

Silencing the Guns

20 May 2020
“Our world faces a common enemy: COVID-19. The virus does not care about nationality or ethnicity, faction or faith. It attacks all, relentlessly. Meanwhile, armed…

IHOM-North America In The Time of COVID-19

18 May 2020
  When March began, we were in a newly launched social media fundraising drive, planning workshops for veterans in Arizona and thinking through our approach…

Restoring Humanity/Youth Work

25 March 2020
The Restoring Humanity activities for the year kicked off on the 6 January when we hosted a group of young people from the Church of…

Women in Pain Workshop

25 March 2020
Last year 2019, IHOM was overwhelmed with request for support relating to gender based violence. Whilst it has always been a focus area of our…

International Programmes

25 March 2020
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak the Institute for Healing of Memories international work headed by Fr. Micahel Lapsley has been severely curtailed. This has a…

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