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Powerfully touched by the differences

“Here I am in a culture far removed from my own,” says James Schreiner about his time supporting in Asha Niketan (as L'Arche is called in India) Chennai, India, “and yet a smile is the same the world over: I love seeing Franci Akka smile. When I am with her, I often think of Linda from...

Signs of hope in Syria

In the struggle against the absurd and despair, the community of Alsafina in Syria continue their workshop, and to host, visit and help refugees. The conflict is close to the neighbourhood of the community: bombs, almost daily gunfire and deafening planes. The year has been charged with painful...

De Ark Antwerpen wins local Culture Prize!

“Proud, surprised, moved, but most of all just very pleased” is how  Johan Roose , joint National leader of Dutch speaking Belgium  and Holland  describes the feelings of  De Ark Antwerpen   community, in Belgium,...

Belfast 2017... it is already bubbling!

The Federation Assembly takes place next June, but communities and offices everywhere are already humming and buzzing! But above all, it is people who are gearing themselves up, getting ready for the Federation Assembly. People like Antonio...

4th Symposium On Fragility, Paris

“We are in need of communities where we can meet together as different” said Jean Vanier during the 4th symposium on “Fragilities Forbidden?” .  He used the perfect words to describe what participants were experiencing at that...

L'Arche and the winds of change

When a tornado strikes, it is good to have something really solid to hang on to. In L’Arche, we discover, often to our surprise, that some of our most solid anchor points are also the most invisible: the ties that bind us together, our...

L'Arche Mexico has moved!

  The Mexican community, El Arca de México , put its first roots down in the eastern part of Mexico City in Iztapalapa District, more than 30 years ago. The neighborhood was very welcoming towards the community and deep...

Stabilizing Today and Looking to Tomorrow in Haiti

As of Today, people are back in their homes, but the workshop is not yet running, as the building can’t be repaired. Hurricane Matthew greatly affected the area. As of now, many people are living in temporary housing; the impact on the crops created an inevitable food crisis. For a while the...

Another natural disaster affects a community, this time in India

As a result of Cyclone Vardah hitting the East Coast of India on December 12th, severe floods have once again overwhelmed the city of Chennai, in India. Last year was bad enough, but this year, the damage looks even worse. Our community Asha Niketan Chennai has been seriously affected.

L'Arche Chantal, Haiti, is still in a state of shock

The community is sorting out the most urgent needs, but will require help to rebuild. The second house has at last re-opened, following makeshift repairs to the roofs. Before we can think about re-constructing the workshop, there is a mountain of debris to clear up, although we have already...