Former apartheid bomb victim the Rev Michael Lapsley now heads the Institute for the Healing of Memories, reports Peter Kenny. This facilitates the healing process of individuals and communities in South Africa and internationally. It is a remarkable testimony to the power of change in the midst of pain and violence.
All too often, ineffective or dangerous remedies no longer saleable in the West are exported to Africa, says Savi Hensman. The notion that homosexuality can be 'cured' is just one example. Christians should not be implicated in the suffering and abuse that results.
Religion that binds others with condemnation and superstition is far from the heart of the Gospel, says Simon Barrow. The church needs to face its arguments and seek to be a place of healing if it is to rediscover its global role.