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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.”

How do people with disabilities change the world?

Hands up anyone in favour of “transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”! Surely, 100% of available hands are waving, in support of this year’s theme for the International Day for People with Disabilities. After all, who wouldn’t want that kind of society? But the real...

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...

Leave no-one behind!

Leave no-one behind! That is the message of the International Day for People with Disabilities (IDPD), celebrated on 3rd December, 2016. “But this is more than just a message, and L'Arche welcomes that wholeheartedly,” says Mr. Louis Pilote,...

United Nations welcomes L’Arche

As of July 2015, L’Arche International has been granted Special Consultative status at ECOSOC, the branch of the UN that promotes Social and Economic development. One advantage is that from now on, L’Arche will be consulted on all issues to do with disability, a priority area for the UN since the...

Jean Vanier wins the 2015 Templeton Prize

Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche, a revolutionary international network of communities where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and work together as peers, has won the 2015 Templeton Prize.

Jean Vanier at the British Parliament

On January 19, Jean Vanier was invited by the ecumenical steering group Together for the Common Good, to speak at the British Parliament on the subject of ‘Living together for the common good: why do the strong need the weak?'

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...