Mission statement

L’Arche is an international movement which builds communities with people with intellectual disabilities. The L’Arche vision is unique and inspires an ecumenical Christian community, open to people of all faiths or none, who share its values and mission.

We are people with and without learning disabilities, sharing life in communities belonging to an international federation

We celebrate the unique value of every person and recognise our need of one another

Mutual relationships and trust in God are at the heart of our journey together

Our mission is to

Make known the gifts of people with learning disabilities revealed through mutually transforming relationships

Foster an environment in communities that is inspired by the core values of our founding story and responds to the changing needs of our members

Engage in our diverse cultures, working together to build a more human society