A citizen in one's own right
The situation of people with an intellectual disability varies from one context to another. Only if we are able to name the gift, value and place of people with an intellectual disability in various religious and cultural traditions will the international community be able to encourage them to fully assume their role in community and society.
L'Arche International is called to formulate and make known its experience of 40 years of shared life with people with an intellectual disability. Read the Letters of L’Arche or the section key people on this website for an insight into the life of our members with an intellectual disability.
Within the Federation, L’Arche International seeks to develop creative ways in order to include people with an intellectual disability in our decision-making circles, to enable them to discuss and reflect with us and to allow them to participate in a meaningful way in international meetings, such as the General Assembly.