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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

A lamp, but not under a bushel…

In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that overall life expectancy in the United States had dropped for the first time in decades. The result was so rare and unexpected that many statisticians saw it as … Continue reading

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 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

How Do YOU Express Love?

Giving and receiving love is universal, but the way that you or I tend to express love is specific. I might like to use a lot of words while your expressions of love may be more nonverbal. If your primary … Continue reading

What Takes Your Breath Away?

This afternoon I went to a concert featuring 10 year old piano prodigy Jerry Chang. He took my breath away. I especially loved his Beethoven piece (Sonata # 8).  His fingers moved easily from the light legato, where the notes … Continue reading

Fundraising From the Heart (It Takes Courage!)

There are different approaches to fundraising, but fundraising from the heart trumps them all. Why? Because it involves the whole person. When your “ask” comes from the deep place that is at the center of your being, the center of all … 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