News

L’Arche USA, a national organization with membership in the International Federation of L’Arche Communities, posts news that has international and national interest. Most news from local L’Arche communities in the United States can be found through the community websites

L’Arche Joy
“You don’t do friendship. You be a friend.” Jeni Baird, L’Arche Wavecrest’s Executive Director, shares with Worldnet TV about the joys of building community in Orange, California.

Young and Dreaming
Since coming to L’Arche Greater Washington, D.C. in 2014, Rebecca Feng has been dreaming of founding the first L’Arche community in her home country, China. She writes in Notre Dame’s Observer about her visit to a similar organization, called Huiling, to learn more about the living situations of people with intellectual disabilities in China.

L’Arche Artists Display Photography Downtown Tacoma
A group of people with and without intellectual disabilities rounded up coffee cans, empty oatmeal containers, fabric, and leaves, and then left them in the sun. The result: a stunning collection of photographs titled Organic Inclusivity, which will be on display in downtown Tacoma, Washington’s Woolworth Building from September 17 – December 4, 2015.

Disability Housing: Living, Supporting, and Loving Intentionally
Inclusion advocate and Harvard Kennedy School MPP Candidate writes about the intentional way life is lived at L’Arche. The Huffington Post, August 28, 2015

A L’Arche Serving of Love in Kolkata
When Rumni Saha visits L’Arche in India she finds it a stark contrast to the way she say people with disabilities treated while growing up. The Huffington Post, August 6, 2015

God Chooses the Despised: An Interview with 2015 Templeton Prize Laureate Jean Vanier in America Magazine. “The philosophy of L’Arche is very simple. The important thing is that people who have been pushed aside and humiliated, need to be shown that they are precious.”