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Opening the door to real hope

During the many years that Youssef lived in L’Arche Al Safina, Damascus, he used to like nothing better than sitting outside in the sunny courtyard, smoking his favourite cigarettes. Usually in the company of Ghassan (Sano), his older brother. If you would see them there, you could easily get the...

The mystery of life together, at L'Arche

“Do we have to be alike to live together? Differences in belief, in motivation, in age. Unity is something precious. It's precious because it's rare. It's rare because it's hard. Unity is about differences woven together.”

Fundamental values campaign from L'Arche Canada

You are cordially invited to join a message campaign on fundamental human values. The messages will be disseminated on social media in the form of short videoclips.

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...

Deepening understanding of hinduism and islam

It is no secret that faith is today playing an increasingly pivotal role in world affairs. Who, even a short time ago, would have predicted such a turn-around? ?Until recently, many particularly in the West have suggested that religion has passed its use-by date. Times change, and few today would...

Surprise visit of the Pope !

On Friday afternoon Pope Francis made a surprise visit to a community in Italy which houses and cares for persons who have severe mental disabilities, where he visited both the care-givers and the beneficiaries. The Pope's visit to Il Chicco was announced in a May 13 communique from Fr....

Pope Francis in the Philippines: a L'Arche Punla special report

On Sunday, Pope Francis ended his visit to the Philippines with a Holy Mass in Manila, which was attended by a record six million people. L'Arche Punla was there too, and community Leader Letlet Paulino told us all about it.

Visiting the refugee camps in Iraq

Since June, more than a million people have left their homes in northern Iraq to seek refuge in Kurdistan – including 125,000 Christians who were asked to choose between renouncing their faith, exile or death. Ankawa, a suburb of Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, has...