Our Values



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 recognise our need of one another.




Our mission is to...

Make known the gifts of people with intellectual disabilities,
revealed through mutually transforming relationships.
Foster an environment in community 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.
Charter of L'Arche