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Tutu calls for inward reflection by South Africans. Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has called for inward reflection by all South Africans, following the events at Marikana. Tutu was speaking at the launch of a memoir by former anti-apartheid activist, Father Michael Lapsley, at the District Six Museum in Cape Town last night.    He said: "We thought we were having a nightmare when the images of Marikana plashed on our TV screens. It was on the front pages of most newspapers across the…

Tutu calls for inward reflection by South Africans. Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has called for inward reflection by all South Africans, following the events at Marikana. Tutu was speaking at the launch of a memoir by former anti-apartheid activist, Father Michael Lapsley, at the District Six Museum in Cape Town last night. He said: "We thought we were having a nightmare when the images of Marikana plashed on our TV screens. It was on the front pages of most newspapers across the…

Tutu shocks audience with outburst. Cape Town - Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu shocked the audience at a Cape Town book launch with an outburst of outrage and anger about the state of the country.    Beeld reported that Tutu erupted with a raw, anguished cry despite sitting right behind a deputy minister and top ANC member.    The chatty audience at the book launch of Father Michael Lapsley’s autobiography Redeeming the Past was immediately silenced.

Tutu shocks audience with outburst. Cape Town - Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu shocked the audience at a Cape Town book launch with an outburst of outrage and anger about the state of the country. Beeld reported that Tutu erupted with a raw, anguished cry despite sitting right behind a deputy minister and top ANC member. The chatty audience at the book launch of Father Michael Lapsley’s autobiography Redeeming the Past was immediately silenced.

SA democracy a nightmare, says Tutu. Tutu was keynote speaker at the launch of activist and priest Michael Lapsley’s book Redeeming the Past at the District Six Museum’s Homecoming Centre where he said the price for the freedom people enjoyed today was high, but it was questionable whether this was appreciated and treasured.

SA democracy a nightmare, says Tutu. Tutu was keynote speaker at the launch of activist and priest Michael Lapsley’s book Redeeming the Past at the District Six Museum’s Homecoming Centre where he said the price for the freedom people enjoyed today was high, but it was questionable whether this was appreciated and treasured.

SABC News.com - Father Lapsley shares his amazing life:Tuesday 4 September 2012

SABC News.com - Father Lapsley shares his amazing life:Tuesday 4 September 2012

Desmond Tutu expresses outrage at failing politicians in South Africa On Monday he was at the District Six museum for the launch of the struggle veteran Michael Lapsley's book Redeeming the Past, along with guests including Marius Fransman, the deputy foreign minister, and other high-ranking figures.Lapsley was an ANC chaplain who lost an eye and both hands to a parcel bomb sent by the apartheid regime. Click to read full article.

Desmond Tutu expresses outrage at failing politicians in South Africa

Desmond Tutu expresses outrage at failing politicians in South Africa On Monday he was at the District Six museum for the launch of the struggle veteran Michael Lapsley's book Redeeming the Past, along with guests including Marius Fransman, the deputy foreign minister, and other high-ranking figures.Lapsley was an ANC chaplain who lost an eye and both hands to a parcel bomb sent by the apartheid regime. Click to read full article.

‘Put healing on the national agenda’  Anglican cleric Father Michael Lapsley says there is an urgent need to put the issue of healing on the country’s national agenda and “face our woundedness as a people”. Click to read the full article.

‘Put healing on the national agenda’ Anglican cleric Father Michael Lapsley says there is an urgent need to put the issue of healing on the country’s national agenda and “face our woundedness as a people”. Click to read the full article.

After Father Michael Lapsley was exiled by the South African Government in 1976, he joined the African National Congress (ANC) and became one of their chaplains. Whilst living in Zimbabwe he discovered he was on the South African Government hit list.  In April 1990 he received a letter bomb in the post.He now runs the Institute for Healing of Memories in Cape Town.

After Father Michael Lapsley was exiled by the South African Government in 1976, he joined the African National Congress (ANC) and became one of their chaplains. Whilst living in Zimbabwe he discovered he was on the South African Government hit list. In April 1990 he received a letter bomb in the post.He now runs the Institute for Healing of Memories in Cape Town.

Michael Lapsley: a remarkable man

Michael Lapsley: a remarkable man

Redeeming the Past by Father Michael Lapsley. Click to buy the ebook.

Redeeming the Past by Father Michael Lapsley. Click to buy the ebook.

Redeeming the Past | Struik Christian Media. Click to read more and buy the book.

Redeeming the Past | Struik Christian Media. Click to read more and buy the book.

The Father Michael Lapsley Story. Click to view the video.

The Father Michael Lapsley Story. Click to view the video.

Click to read the Foreword by Desmond Tutu to Redeeming the Past by Father Michael Lapsley, SSM

Click to read the Foreword by Desmond Tutu to Redeeming the Past by Father Michael Lapsley, SSM

This is an extract from Redeeming the Past by Father Michael Lapsley. Click to read.

This is an extract from Redeeming the Past by Father Michael Lapsley. Click to read.

Read about Father Michael Lapsley, author of Redeeming the Past.

Read about Father Michael Lapsley, author of Redeeming the Past.

Redeeming the Past by Father Michael Lapsley. In 1990, Fr Michael Lapsley, an Anglican priest and monastic from New Zealand, exiled to Zimbabwe because of his Anti-Apartheid work in South Africa, opened a package which violently exploded.    The bomb, suspected to be the work of the Apartheid-era South African secret police, blasted away both his hands and one of his eyes. Now 22 years later, Michael Lapsley tells this remarkable story in his memoir, Redeeming the Past.

Redeeming the Past by Father Michael Lapsley. In 1990, Fr Michael Lapsley, an Anglican priest and monastic from New Zealand, exiled to Zimbabwe because of his Anti-Apartheid work in South Africa, opened a package which violently exploded. The bomb, suspected to be the work of the Apartheid-era South African secret police, blasted away both his hands and one of his eyes. Now 22 years later, Michael Lapsley tells this remarkable story in his memoir, Redeeming the Past.