Identity, Mission, & Values
L’Arche International’s Identity Statement:
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.
We celebrate the unique value of every person and recognize our need for one another.
L’Arche International’s Mission is to:
Make known the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities, revealed through mutually transforming relationships.
Foster an environment in communities that responds to the changing needs of our members, whilst being faithful to the core values of our founding story.
Engage in our diverse cultures, working together towards a more human society.
L’Arche International’s values, as stated in the
Servant Leadership Model, are:
Fostering Vibrant Communities
Celebrating the Value of Each Person
Being Open to Mutual Relationships
Journeying Together with Respect
Nurturing our Gifts and Growth
Fulfilling our Role in Community
Living in Joy
Standing on Humble Ground
Shaping a More Human Society