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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…

Newsletter - June 2018

20 June 2018
20th ANNIVERSARY ANNOUNCEMENT We are celebrating our 20th Anniversary this year. In Cape Town, we will have a series of events to celebrate this milestone…

2017 Annual Reports

14 May 2018
On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Healing of Memories, we are incredibly grateful for the work done by Fr Michael…

Healing the wounds of history - Conference Report 2017

09 March 2018
International ConferenceLemoenkloof Conference CentrePaarl, South Africa20 - 22 September 2017 Conference Report 2017 “The complexity of the past renders it nearly incomprehensible and its subjectivity…

Podcast of the Institute for Healing of Memories Annual Lecture on September 21st 2017 by Pearl Means

05 October 2017
Dear Friends  We are pleased to make available to you the podcast of our Annual Lecture by celebrated indigenous activist Pearl Means which focused on…

Newsletter - September 2017

12 September 2017
Official handover of new seminar and training room funded by Government of Japan On the 3rd of July 2017, at 15h00, Mr. Yasushi NAITO, Consul of Japan…

Invitation: Healing the Wounds of History International Conference 20th - 22nd September 2017 and New Film about the Institute

Healing the Wounds of History International Conference Lemoenkloof Conference Centre Paarl, South Africa. 20 - 22 September 2017 The conference aims to bring together partners…

Newsletter - June 2017

29 May 2017
Building peaceful communities on Human Rights Day By Liso Madikane On Human Rights Day, 21 March, the Restoring Humanity team planned, organised and implemented the Human Rights Day at…

2016 Annual Reports

08 May 2017
"War must stop. We must educate ourselves about the different components that are feeding a war culture, for example the arms industry. We note that the countries who…

Father Lapsley conferred with honourary doctorate by UWC

11 April 2017
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) conferred an honourary doctorate on Anglican priest and social justice activist Father Alan Michael Lapsley of the Institute…

Introduction to Healing Of Memories International Training Course taking place from 29 March - 9 April 2017

16 January 2017
International Training course “Introduction to Healing of Memories” Course Leader – Fr. Michael LapsleyDuration: 29 March – 9 April 2017 Location: Cape Town, South AfricaLanguage of…

International Conference and Music and Healing Festival Cape Town, South Africa 21 - 25 September 2016

14 September 2016
“Healing journeys: Responding to the World Map of Pain” International Conference and Music and Healing Festival Cape Town, South Africa 21 - 25 September 2016…

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