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Importance of Census 2020 to People with Disabilities.

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about the controversial new citizenship question in next year’s Census questionnaire. The L’Arche community has another important reason to pay attention to the Census: people with disabilities tend to be undercounted. Even though the … Continue reading

Jean Vanier Memorial Events

Below is a listing of upcoming memorial events for Jean Vanier’s passing. If you would like to read more about Jean Vanier, please visit this page. May 22, 2019 Celebration of Life – L’Arche Spokane 6:30pm | Bethel Church of … Continue reading

L’Arche USA Announces the Death of Jean Vanier

Update: For memorial events in the US, please visit this page. L’Arche USA today announces the death of founder Jean Vanier, who died today in the Maison Médicale Jeanne Garnier. He was 90 years old. “Jean has left an extraordinary … Continue reading

L’Arche USA Hires First Director of External Affairs

We are very excited to announce the hire of Theo Latiolais to a new role of Director of External Affairs. We extend our gratitude to the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, who awarded L’Arche USA the grant to help fund this … Continue reading

Opinion: A Future Without the Disabled By: Melissa Florer-Bixler

This week I learned that the first genetically modified children were born. Chinese scientist He Jiankui made the announcement on a video that the “gene surgery” he performed on two embryos resulted in twin newborns who are immune to HIV. … Continue reading

A Spirituality Vignette

In my senior year of college, there were two concepts that I had decided would guide my job search: lived theology and embodied solidarity. I had learned that the term “theology” literally means “to speak of God,” which meant to … Continue reading

Empowering to Make a Difference: Excerpts of Tina’s Address to the National Assembly and Regional Gathering

Empowering to Make a Difference is the theme of this Assembly.  Empowering means to increase our influence, to promote our capacity to self-actualize.  Empowering means to take responsibility for the beautiful simplicity, the enormous potential, the persistent complexity, the foundational tensions, the … Continue reading

A Vote, A Community of Welcome – From the National Assembly

At the end of the second day of L’Arche USA’s 2018 National Assembly and Western Regional Gathering, Lisa Shiltz, a L’Arche USA Board Member reflects upon her experience of welcoming as part of L’Arche.  I was nervous flying to Tacoma … Continue reading

A Voice, A Reflection – From the National Assembly

At the end of the first day of L’Arche USA’s 2018 National Assembly and Western Regional Gathering, we asked an Assistant (an individual without an intellectual disability) to reflect on her experience thus far. Malia has lived in a L’Arche … Continue reading