L’Arche: 50 Years of Shared Life

Magazine_LaVie_LArche_2015_CoverFrench magazine La Vie features interviews with L’Arche founder Jean Vanier, members of communities on all five continents, and a timeline in this stunning multi-page article. (Article in French and English.)

They could never have imagined the repercussions from that first encounter in 1964, when Jean Vanier invited two people with an intellectual disability, Raphaël Simi and Philippe Seux, to leave their institution, after which they chose to live together in a small house in a village in the North of France. Today, 50 years later, there are 147 communities worldwide, on all five continents and in 35 countries.

View the entire article, published in the French magazine La Vie, which includes interviews with Jean Vanier and members of L’Arche on five continents, stunning photos, and a timeline of L’Arche’s history. (Note: the article is in both English and French.)