In the world

L’Arche consists of nearly 160 communities, present in 37 countries throughout the four corners of the world, in extremely diversified cultural, religious, and social-economic contexts. Each community is rooted in its local environment and at the same time bears witness to the universal character of the lived experience of L’Arche.

Together, we believe

We recognise the realities of our inherent differences and the many challenges involved in sharing our lives, but together, we believe we all have the opportunity to find love joy, happiness and contentment in a world where we all belong.

‘With’ not ‘For’

“It’s a meeting of equals. Our watch word must always be ‘with’ not ‘for’.

L’Arche is a place where the mission to help society gain from the rich talents, insights and experiences of people with intellectual disabilities is every bit as important as inviting people without intellectual disabilities to share in those lives and assist when needed.”

– Stephan Posner, International Leader

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