FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (RNS) — Jean Vanier’s core principle of 'Eat together, pray together, celebrate together' forms the basis for Friendship House, where students share living space with people with disabilities.
(RNS) — Confronted by love and grace — the undeserved gift we cannot earn or merit, but that is given to all equally — the natural impulse is to pay it forward. To take a small risk or a leap of faith; to extend love to someone else. And to learn, as Vanier discovered, that a single act of kindness has the power to change your life — and the world.
(RNS) — The founder of L'Arche homes believed disabled and able-bodied people could live side by side as equals.
Jean Vanier, the founder of L'Arche International, a network of communities where people with and without disabilities live together, died at 90. He was the subject of the 2017 film "Jean Vanier, the Sacrament of Tenderness."
WASHINGTON (RNS) An evangelical Christian, John (Jack) Templeton Jr. not only inherited his father’s devotion to seeking truth at the intersection of science and spirituality, he inherited the Templeton Foundation controversies that came it.
(RNS) Jean Vanier believes that people with developmental disabilities offer spiritual lessons and gifts to a world too driven by success and power.