Pain Knows No Boundaries: An Interfaith Journey of Healing and Hope

Presentation and Book Signing by Fr. Michael Lapsley

Date & Time:

Thursday, October 4, 2012
7:30 PM - 8:07 PM
Thursday, October 4, 2012 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Location


Free and open to the public


Bigelow Chapel
United Theological Seminary
3000 Fifth Street Northwest
New Brighton, MN 55112

Michael Lapsley

Michael Lapsley

Fr. Michael Lapsley, a legendary hero of South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement and founding director the Institute for the Healing of Memories, explored the fundamental importance of an interfaith vision for the work of building a peaceful world. In the process, he highlighted the urgency of acknowledging past wounds to break the cycle that turns victims into victimizers and he considered how lessons from South Africa’s long journey to freedom—a journey in which he played a key role and for which he suffered greatly—might apply to analogous struggles in the United States. Rabbi Amy Eilberg, the Jay Phillips Center’s special consultant for interfaith conversations, and Dr. Adil Ozdemir, co-director of the Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center at the University of St. Thomas, gave formal responses to Fr. Lapsley’s presentation.

Sponsored by United Theological Seminary in collaboration with the Jay Phillips Center and UST's Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center

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