“You know that you are human?”

Listen, watch and join Roman, from L'Arche Ukraine, as he proclaims the words of poet Vasyl Symonenko. Discover more


Supporting and encouraging communities worldwide to develop outreach programs. Find out more about our strategic vision and impact. Read more

Thank you to our donors!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who supported our International Covid Appeal. We have so much to be grateful for. Donate!

The Charter Process

Our charter will be like a precious gift: made of “beads”, “seeds of daily wisdom”, “precious stones of our lives”, collected from all the countries of the Federation, gathered on a thread that gives them coherence and meaning. Visit the website

L’Arche is a worldwide federation of people, with and without intellectual disabilities, working together for a world where all belong.

Being truly together,


We share meals, free time, work, time with friends and neighbors… In this daily life, we can be transformed by one another.

Whatever one’s intelligence,


Together, in our communities, integrated in local cultures all over the world, we create ways to live, work and develop networks. In L’Arche, each person participates, helps and receives help. L’Arche is founded on mutual relationships. 

The experiences we have together can


We want to share our experiences, because when we bring our weaknesses and strengths together, when we recognize we need each other, these can contribute to building a more human society.

Who is this


We are the members of L’Arche communities throughout the world. We are diverse. We are persons with or without intellectual disabilities, serving in different roles for our common mission.

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Stephan Posner, standing up when the ground slips from under you

In February, the international leader of L'Arche had to deal with the findings of an inquiry into Jean Vanier, considered one of the great men in the world of Catholicism. Today, Stephan Posner remains convinced the inquiry was “the best thing to do” for the organization.

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Richard talks isolation

Richard Keagan Bull is a keen advocate for people like him, with learning disabilities. A member of L’Arche London (UK), was recently awarded a Coronavirus Learning Disability and Autism Leaders Award by Dimensions.


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Connecting places, connecting people!

Subways and underpasses may be great for getting you from A to B. The Richmond underpass in London (Canada) is now an underground art gallery. The overall theme is “Connected in chaos”.

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