Multimedia Archives

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

Embrace you in(abilities)! Luca Badetti presents at TEDxBend

L’Arche Chicago Community Life Director Luca Badetti recently gave a talk with TEDxBend, sharing the essence of what we in L’Arche communities know to be true: that we are stronger together as complete human beings capable of deep connection not only because of … Continue reading

Google Larry

In the 1990s, people with autism began using the internet to build online communities, breaking the myth that autism imprisons people in a solitary existence. In this episode, however, Larry Gourley finds a limit to the gift and reaches the edge … Continue reading