Multimedia Archives

Reflection Guide for #AsIAm: 5,000 Broken Gifts

L’Arche USA has created a new reflection guide to accompany its #AsIAm Video: 5,000 Broken Gifts. This reflection can be used as a reflection at the dinner table, with student groups, Sunday school classes, faith sharing groups, and any other … Continue reading

Crossing Borders

This week, 46 members of L’Arche USA are in Belfast, Northern Ireland for the L’Arche Federation Assembly. Usually, L’Arche is an experience of relationship that unfolds its transformative gift in the ordinary everyday life of our communities. Yet, every five … Continue reading

What L’Arche Stands For

L’Arche USA welcomes a diverse mix of human beings into its 17 communities, two projects and numerous emerging communities.  Since 1972, when L’Arche was first established in the United States, thousands of Americans and foreigners – of many nationalities, religions, … Continue reading

L’Arche USA Regional Gathering

An important part of L’Arche’s mission is to bring people together. It’s always a special time when we’re able to gather, just like the regional gathering offered.  

Beyond the Wall

When wars break out, many heroes go unnoticed. On International Day of People with Disability, L’Arche celebrates these unnoticed heroes everywhere, of every ability. In this episode, we share the story of Colonel N’Da from L’Arche Ivory Coast and his … Continue reading

The Practical Theology of Jean Vanier: Faith in a Vulnerable Community

The theology of Jean Vanier continues to be formed within intentional communities of adults with intellectual disabilities and those who share community with them. The particular daily practices of these communities reveal theological convictions about the vulnerability of humanity and … Continue reading

Joni

L’Arche Portland debuted “Joni” on October 15, 2016 at 2016 Benefit Celebration.

Share the Journey

L’Arche Portland debuted “Share the Journey: Ben & Ilana” on October 15, 2016 at 2016 Benefit Celebration.

Self and Community: The Importance of Interdependence and Its Shadow Side

L’Arche Chicago Community Life Director Luca Badetti presented at the Summer Institute on Theology and Disability. Badetti was invited to give the Jean Vanier Emerging Scholar Lecture based on his doctoral work on community and self-determination.

If I Were a Color

People with disabilities are often more disabled by the societies they live in than by their bodies or diagnosis. In this episode, Nagat from L’Arche Egypt explains how she and her brother faced societies’ attempt to disable their humanity. Imagine … Continue reading