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Father Michael Lapsley Talk
June 11, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Father Michael Lapsley, a South African Anglican priest, is a former anti-apartheid activist who has turned his personal tragedy into a clarion call for peace and forgiveness. In 1990, the ruling de Klerk government sent Father Lapsley a parcel containing two religious magazines. Inside one of them was a highly sophisticated bomb. When Lapsley opened the magazine, the explosion blew off both of his hands, destroyed one eye and burned him severely. Father Lapsley went on to work at the Trauma Centre for Victims of Violence and Torture in Cape Town, South Africa, which assisted the Commission for Truth and Reconciliation headed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Desmond Tutu and the late Nelson Mandela are his close friends. He is now a leading voice for reconciliation, and there is a rare chance to hear from him in Hiroshima on Thursday, June 11th.
DVD screening [15 minutes]
Father Michael Lapsley’s talk [45 minutes]
Coffee Break & chance to talk together [30 minutes]
Hiroshima Resurrection Church [広島復活教会] is the brick building almost across from Royal Host in Noborimachi.