Life under lockdown: Argentina

Like their compatriots, members of the L’Arche community in Argentina have been in lockdown for several months. Keeping to themselves has challenged...

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Lockdown is unlocking creativity and solidarity across the Federation

Today, no country in the Federation has been left untouched by Covid-19: many of our workshops have had to close temporarily; programmes have been put...

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Tatenda’s poem

“My name is Tatenda. I wrote this poem was to encourage my fellow members not to look down upon themselves, but to motivate them and to see that the...

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“One small step for a man…”

But which man? Is it Neil Armstrong, spaceman… the moon… summer 1969? Or maybe, just maybe, it is Jose, a man with an intellectual disability… L...

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Silence: what is it saying?

“No words. Franci had no words at all,” says Hazel Bradley, a long-term member of L'Arche London, UK, recalling her years in India with Franci Jay...

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Kouamé faces the drought

Drought. In some countries, that means not washing the car or watering the garden. In Ivory Coast, by contrast, it is much more basic than that: “ho...

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Our secret ingredient? Come and see!

“It’s all go!” says Yvonne, on yet another busy morning at Café L’Arche in Callan, Ireland. “And it’s been like that since 2007, when we ...

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Grieving a friend…

What unites Kolkata and London? Many things, probably. Including sheer pain of grief at the death of a close friend. Bapi was a man with an intellectu...

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