Monthly Archives: February 2016

Illustration by Terri Scott

Rejection and Grace

Why The Church Needs People Who Have Intellectual Disabilities Charles Clark marched into a class where Rev. Tim Malone was teaching and declared that he was there because he was going to get confirmed. “I am not proud to say … Continue reading

Party planners Dorothy Copps, Mari Andrew, and Karen MacDonald prepare to welcome guests to a L'Arche party. Photo by Bethany Keener

Transformation and Belovedness

by Dorothy Copps In his book Life of the Beloved Henri Nouwen writes, “A blessing goes beyond the distinction between admiration or condemnation, between good deeds or evil deeds. A blessing touches the original goodness of the other and calls … Continue reading

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Let the Birds Loose

Imagine the world differently. Bogdan Senyk, from L’Arche Ukraine, grew up under a government that denied his existence. In this web episode from L’Arche International, Bogdan explains his method of civil resistance: joy. Make sure you don’t miss future web … Continue reading

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L’Arche Chicago to Open New Home

by Ashley Collins Elbert excitedly repeated “Mmm, ooh, aah!” as we toured a vintage bungalow nestled in Forest Park with our realtor last month. “This is a gonna be my room,” Elbert said decisively as he paused in one of … Continue reading