L'Arche Kapiti in New Zealand is recruiting a House Leader

L’Arche Kapiti (New Zealand) is currently recruiting to fill a live-in House Leader position by early April if possible. The home is one of three L’Arche homes here in Paraparaumu, on the Kapiti Coast, an hour north of the capital city, Wellington.

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.”

Vacancies with L'Arche UK

Regional Leader, Southern England and Wales.
We seek a new Regional Leader to be responsible for five Communities and one Project.
Policy and Quality Officer.
This is a new post with a key role in ensuring best practice in our service provision.

Culture available for everyone – is it possible?

How many people have impacted on our world as much as Anne Frank? Still today, her searing story of life in a ghetto continues to inspire young and old: truly part of our global cultural heritage. But there is a problem: reading words can be a challenge for some people.

From Kent to Kana-no-ie with love!

“They gave us their home-brewed beer and we gave them our hand-made paper mats.” Gen Sato, community leader of L'Arche Kana-no-ie in Japan is speaking about last summer’s visit of Dorota Wozniak and Paul Mothersdale from L'Arche Kent, UK. “It’s always very special to welcome L’Arche...

Winds of determination in Philippines

There’s no stopping Benito Mananquil of L’Arche Punla! “What activities do I love? Basketball, swimming, playing my guitar, leading the community choir – Even cooking supper for everyone on Saturdays!”

“God bless La Chicco Sband!”

Nadia never forgets! Each morning the same simple prayer: “God bless La Chicco Sband.” It is easy to see why: many schools near Rome, Italy, regularly depend on the band to come and play to their students.

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...

“Just do it now or never.”

And so Julia Huber took a deep breath and dived into the life of L’Arche Mexico! For a young German woman with no Spanish, no travel experience beyond Europe, and whose personal knowledge of L’Arche was limited to a one day visit to L’Arche Tecklenburg, that took a lot of guts. “That visit gave...