Values of L'Arche: Solidarity

I decided to interview Anders, core member at Angel House, about his trip to Belfast, Northern Ireland in 2017. Anders was invited to represent L’Arche Chicago at the quinquennial gathering of the L’Arche International Federation (154 communities in 38 countries), in order to join organizational planning, learn from, celebrate with and enjoy the presence of community members from around the world.

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Jeremy Chia
Stories of Celebration: Here and Abroad

The spirit of celebration at the core of many of them cannot go unnoticed: stories of parents whose lives have been profoundly touched by the presence of a child with a disability, stories of people who want to "break the wall" between people with and without disabilities, stories of people who want to bring disability awareness in their own contexts.

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Luca Badetti
Welcoming John

L’Arche Chicago is so excited to introduce the newest resident of Peace House, John! John moved in on January 20 th and is already making Peace House his home.

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Sarah Lineberry
Sharing coffee, sharing stories

Last Wednesday, Tim and Ryan invited Anders, Nate, and myself to join them for their weekly Sugar Fixe. We sat outside in the crisp fall weather holding our drinks tightly in our hands to stay warm. Anders, opting for his afternoon Coke Zero, kept his hands in his jacket between sips.

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Matt Whalen
Hope among the dust

L’Arche International featured the L’Arche community in Damascus, Syria, last week. They consider the community to be a “flower of hope” amidst the crippling insecurity and heavy violence that has plagued the city and country for years.

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Susan Zhu
7 years of L'Arche lessons

L’Arche Chicago’s former Director of Development, Sarah Ruszkowski, has spent the past 7 years with L’Arche, and reflects on what she’s learned during her time there.

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Susan Zhu
The IQ of Love

In today’s “faster, better, stronger” society, soft skills like love and independent thought are more important than ever.

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Susan Zhu