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Jean Vanier to Receive Camphill Elizabeth Boggs Leadership Award

Jean Vanier, the internationally renowned philosopher, theologian, L’Arche founder, and advocate of intentional communities, will receive this year’s Camphill Elizabeth Boggs Leadership Award. The award honors “individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of developmental disabilities and uphold … Continue reading

A Profound Call to Love

By Rhea Matar L’Arche Syracuse Assistant from 2013-2015 In the summer of 2013, I packed three duffel bags and boarded an overnight train that took me 800 miles from my home in Illinois to Syracuse, New York. There I would … Continue reading

Safe and Brave Spaces

The first time I engaged in a meaningful conversation with a person with an intellectual disability wasn’t one of my best moments.  As many young adults, I felt insecure and awkward. Michael and I had just gotten to know each other. He observed … Continue reading

#AsIAm: Nineteen Paper Cranes

On July 26, 2016, a man attacked a center for people with disabilities in Sagamihara in Japan, killing 19 people and seriously injuring 26. This July 26, 2017, L’Arche International is launching the 9th film in its #AsIAm web series, … Continue reading

Sharing Daily Life

It’s the small moments of sharing daily life together in a L’Arche community that add up to something profound, and even holy.  Check out this video to catch a glimpse of life in L’Arche Greater Washington DC.

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

Meet Mark, George, and Louie the House Fish

George put a CD player on the kitchen counter next to a clear blue cup. Explaining the CD player, he said: “Louie likes it when I play him my music.” His friend Louie – the house fish – was in … Continue reading

New Interim Eastern Regional Leader

Laura Goble comes to L’Arche after working in higher education for 12 years – first in Residence Life at Wheaton College, then as the Director of the Moreau Center for Service & Leadership at the University of Portland (Portland, OR) … Continue reading

#AsIAm – We Remember

When a life is over, we grieve. But there are certain lives, even certain populations, which society would have us forget. Today, on World Down Syndrome Day, we remember Bapi from L’Arche India. Sign Up for As I Am Alerts

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