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Pathway Initiative – The Impact of L’Arche

Donate Now I meet Greg in a coffee-shop: minimal design, polished surfaces, streamlined furniture… He is in his mid-30s and extremely successful in his career as a senior manager in a large corporation. Greg is wearing fitted jeans, a casual … Continue reading

Documentary About L’Arche Founding Released

Read: L’Arche USA Reflection View: Movie Trailer Summer in the Forest, recorded in France and Bethlehem, portrays Jean Vanier’s vision about living in community with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).  Over the past fifty years, Mr. Vanier’s vision … Continue reading

New Pre-Foundation Reflection Stage Group: San Francisco Bay Lumiere

Meet the group that is hoping to found L’Arche in the Bay Area of California – The group met on February 10th with the regional leader of the west to hear more about L’Arche around the country, to continue to … Continue reading

The Welcome Initiative

James was one of many who welcomed me to the recent central regional gathering.  His allegiance to his local college football team featured prominently on his hat. Football was thus our first topic, not unusual for the American South.  Soon … Continue reading

Diversity

Speaking at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. presented us a powerful image: “Strangely enough, I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. You … Continue reading

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

L’Arche Long Island Names Community Leader: Paul Mac Millan

Paul has been in the Special Education/Developmentally Disabled field for over two decades. Paul’s previous roles have been as Special Educator for individuals with Autism, Management positions in the Developmentally Disabled field, as well as Director of Residential Services. He has … 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

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