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Alan Michael Lapsley, SSM, is a South African Anglican priest and social justice activist. During the height of apartheid repression, he became chaplain to students at both black and white universities in Durban, and spoke out on behalf of schoolchildren who were being shot, detained, and tortured. After he was exiled by the South African Government in 1976, he joined the African National Congress (ANC) and became one of their chaplains. In April 1990 he received a letter bomb in the post. He now runs the Institute for Healing of Memories in Cape Town and works with veterans in the US. He is the author of Redeeming the Past: My Journey from Freedom Fighter to Healer.

Institute for Healing of Memories
Director Father Michael Lapsley SSM
5 Eastry rd
Claremont 7708
Cape Town
South Africa
tel +27 21 6836231
Mobile +27 82416 2766
+1 3475856006 (USA)