News Updates

Address given by Father Michael Lapsley, SSM at Claremont Main Road Mosque on the Occasion of the International Day in support of Victims of Torture

25 June 2016
"The law is crystal clear: torture can never be used at any time or under any circumstances, including during conflict or when national security is…

Newsletter - June 2016

22 June 2016
‘God has many names’ project The Restoring Humanity Youth Programme of the Institute embarked on a year-long project offering a series of activities focusing on…

2016 Application Form - Advanced Training Course

11 May 2016
“Introduction to Healing of Memories”Training course leader Fr. Michael Lapsley ssm Duration: 11 – 20 August 2016 (10 days)Closing Date: 25 July 2016Location: Cape Town, South…

Annual Report 2015

04 May 2016
2015 has been a productive year for Healing of Memories Workshops with many exciting developments.The Community Healing Programme continues to grow and explore the possibilities…

Fr Michael speaks at the UN on April 26 2016 about Healing of Memories

03 May 2016
Here is a link to the video of Father Michael at the United Nations panel on “Atrocity Crimes, Transitional Justice and Healing of Memories”: organised…

Western Cape Facilitator's Graudation Ceremony January 2016

Western Cape Facilitator's Graudation Ceremony January 2016.

Newsletter - December 2015

11 December 2015
We indigenous people from South Africa and other lands, have visited our own hearts. As we acknowledge all the elements of our journey, we make an urgent…

Annual Lecture - August 2015 by Bishop Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Bishop of the Anglican Church of Canada

Cultural Genocide: The Journey of Indigenous Healing Just last week, one of our elders rose to speak at a gathering of Indigenous Christians in Turtle Island…

Response to Bishop Mark Macdonald’s speech “Cultural Genocide” - 3rd Annual Lecture of the IHOM

18 September 2015
INTRODUCTION Program Director, Bishop MacDonald, Father Michael Lapsley, Customary Leaders representing indigenous and first nation peoples from across the world, the audience watching this on youtube via…

Torture is Wrong: We must stop it

01 October 2014
Response of Father Michael Lapsley on Receivimg the Heroes Award from the Program for Torture victims in Los Angeles 30 September 2014 Torture is wrong:…

Healing of Personal and Communal Memories

Speech by Fr Michael Lapsley,SSM, Director of the Institute for Healing of Memories  at Regina Mundi Church in Soweto at the Interfaith Celebration of 20…

The Big Read: Talking is part of healing

14 March 2014
Berlin is a far way from Brakpan or Bloemfontein and yet here, in a dead-quiet room, filled mainly with Germans, a man stands without hands…

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

  • +27 21 683 6231