03 Mar 2022

Reconciling riot hotspots through sports and storytelling

The July unrest in KwaZulu-Natal escalated racial tensions in the province. Heartlines and church leaders are working to bring change and reconciliation.

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23 Feb 2022

Unrest recovery sparks renewed commitment to reconciliation efforts

Church leaders in the violence-struck areas of Phoenix, Inanda, Ntuzuma, KwaMashu and Umhlanga/Durban North (PINKU) came together in a two-day process at the end of September in a renewed effort to build bridges following the unrest that tore through the region in July.

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22 Apr 2021

What's Your Story? a 'powerful' tool for children's haven

What's Your Story? was recently used by a children's haven in Benoni to encourage the children it cares for and to show them the power of story-sharing to change lives. 

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12 Mar 2021|Heartlines

Like Water is for Fish - How Story Shapes Lives: Exclusive Books Book Launch 3 March 2021

The Exclusive Books online launch of Like Water is for Fish was held on Wednesday 3 March at 18:00. Dr Garth Japhet was hosted by seasoned journalist and media personality Paula Fray and their conversation touched on a number of fascinating and noteworthy topics such as vulnerability, mental health - and of course, storytelling.

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28 Jan 2021|Heartlines

Like Water is for Fish - Video

Want to know more about Like Water is for Fish? Watch the author and CEO of Heartlines, Dr Garth Japhet, in this promo video as he introduces the book and gives you a taste of what you can expect between its covers.

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21 Jan 2021|Heartlines

Like Water is for Fish: The power of story in our lives

Heartlines CEO Dr Garth Japhet has released his debut book, which weaves together stories from his life and tales from other notable South Africans, including Lillian Dube, Zapiro and Gcina Mhlophe, to show the power that stories have in our lives.

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02 Nov 2020|Heartlines

Storytelling: a deceptively simple way to resolve racial tensions and community conflict

This year has brought its fair share of turmoil, which has highlighted societal fault lines such as racial division, economic inequality and xenophobia. How do you bring groups of people with conflicting perspectives closer together?

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15 Oct 2020|Heartlines

Rebuilding social connections after lockdown is not as simple as we might think

Children, parents, older people and even entire church congregations are finding the process of meeting together in public spaces again fraught with challenges. Heartlines hosted a webinar, “Reconnecting beyond lockdown”, which explored some practical things people can do to help ease into these transitions.

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09 Dec 2019|Heartlines

Crossing cultures led to ministering in diversity

Cross Culture City Church is using What’s Your Story? to shatter stereotypes

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10 Oct 2019|Heartlines

Taizé youth conference pilgrims learn the power of What’s Your Story?

“Youth without faith is a day without sun” – Maria Louise Ramé. The What's Your Story? team facilitated a discussion during the Taizé Pilgrim of Trust youth conference.

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26 Sep 2019|Heartlines

Children celebrate Heritage Day with What’s Your Story?

Understanding yourself is the first step in the journey to knowing others

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12 Sep 2019|Heartlines

A bridge that connects a community

Tshwane church leaders commit to championing reconciliation in their communities.

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