"The fundamental principle of peace is a belief that each person is important. Why is the gap between the rich and the poor, the powerful and the powerless growing? There can be no peace unless we can become aware of where this growing gap comes from".
L’Arche Edmonton is a community of people with and without disabilities committed to building mutual relationships, celebrating the unique gifts of each person and developing relationships beyond our community. We have a common desire to build community together.
We are people with and without intellectual disabilities, sharing life in communities belonging to an international federation. Mutual relationships and trust in God are at the heart of our journey together.
L’Arche, with 50 years’ of shared life with people with intellectual disabilities, is striving to make this happen, partly through sharing with a wider public, the fruits of this experience. Within the Federation, L’Arche International is piloting fresh ways of including members with intellectual disabilities in decision making processes.