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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

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#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.

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

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L’Arche Wavecrest Names Executive Director

Jim Morgan has been named Executive Director for L’Arche Wavecrest in Orange, California, effective January 17, 2017. L’Arche communities in the United States provide homes and workplaces where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and work together as peers, create … Continue reading

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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.  

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Where is your bed pillow?

Where is your bed pillow? This question isn’t strange at all if you’ve spent any time around my housemate Erin Kinney. She asks this of just about every person who walks through the door of our home. Erin doesn’t ask … Continue reading

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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

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Thornburgh Family Awarded Spirit of L’Arche Award

Former Pennsylvania Governor and U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh (LAW ’57) and his wife and son, Ginny and Peter Thornburgh, have been honored with the Spirit of L’Arche Award. L’Arche USA recognized the trio earlier in November during the University of … Continue reading

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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

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Joni

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