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Jean Vanier and L'Arche: Theology Done Right

If you are unfamiliar with the international network of communities known as L’Arche, this is a good week for a wonderful new discovery. L’Arche self-identifies as, “an International Federation dedicated to the creation and growth of homes, programs and support networks where people who have intellectual disabilities and people without intellectual disabilities live mutual relationships and share the daily life, building community together. 702 more words

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Jean Vanier: Canada's Most Modest Superstar

What wonderful news! Jean Vanier, the 86-year-old founder of L’Arche, the network of 147 communities in 35 countries around the world where people with and without intellectual disabilities live together as equals, has been named the Templeton Prize Laureate for 2015. 422 more words


Every Person is Beautiful

Jean Vanier, winner of the 2015 Templeton Prize and a great inspiration for Marmalade School, speaks briefly and honestly on what it means to be fully human.


Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 9 to Friday, March 13

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Being funny is Shannon DeVido’s world (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Shannon DeVido gets her laughs as a stand-up comedian, improvisational sketch artist, and host of her YouTube show, “Stare at Shannon.” “I’ve done theater since I was seven,” says DeVido the morning after filming a role for the Amy Pohler-produced Hulu comedy “Difficult People.” DeVido also happens to have spinal muscular atrophy, a progressive disease that has made her a wheelchair user since she was four. 1,606 more words

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Jean Vanier

I am delighted to learn that Jean Vanier, founder of L’Arche, has been awarded the Templeton Prize this year. The Templeton Prize is awarded annually to a person “who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension”. 149 more words


Editorial: A well deserved honour for Jean Vanier

Jean Vanier grew up the scion of a respected military, diplomatic and political family. The son of Major-General Georges Vanier, the first governor general of French-Canadian origin, Jean Vanier went on to his own distinguished naval career before retreating to academia. 256 more words