This event has been canceled due to the situation after hurricane Sandy.
The Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute, in conjunction with The General Theological Seminary, is hosting a conference on November 3, 2012. Our featured speaker is the Rev. Michael Lapsley, survivor of state-sponsored terrorism at the end of the apartheid government in South Africa and founder of the Healing of Memories Institute.
The conference, Struggling with Forgiveness & the Journey of Healing, will explore the ambiguity, ambivalence and contradiction of these experiences. It will include morning & afternoon plenary sessions with Michael Lapsley as well as panel discussions with featured guests.
General Seminary is co-sponsoring this conference at the Desmond Tutu Center because of the link between the conference's theme and the Center's mission of bringing together real-world practitioners, scholars within and outside faith traditions, and students, to address important issues of peace and reconciliation. The Tutu Center is named for Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of South Africa, who became an international figure in the 1980s for his leadership in opposition to apartheid. While in residence at General Theological Seminary as a Visiting Professor in 1984, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace.
Discounted tickets available for groups of four or more.