Stage 3 // Feedback from the Federation


France
L'Arche à Cognac

Des mots à changer dans la proposition de Charte (selon 2 personnes ESAT)

Australia
L'Arche Sydney

L'Arche Sydney community gathered on zoom to look at the charter draft and also to provide feedback. We stirred the waters around our boat. We revealed the beauty of our boat, beauty of its welcome, gift of sitting around the table, symbol of celebration, joy of creating something together that transforms all hearts through the season of creation. And reconsider that we are connected way beyond our family. And all this is in our boat; a simple, homely down to earth boat that wiggles in stormy waters. For all of this we can say to God, we are grateful. We go forward with gratitude to join all L'Arche Communities

France
L'Arche à Cognac

Apprendre à s'ouvrir (2)

Argentina
El Arca Buenos Aires

Solamente si todos se sienten realmente vivos puede existir una verdadera comunidad. Cuando acompañamos a crecer en libertad, crecemos conociendo nuestras discapacidades y nuestros dones. Nos miramos y nos escuchamos comprendiendo que pertenecemos a una humanidad en común.

France
L'Arche à Paris

Argentina
El Arca Buenos Aires

A través de las relaciones que se establecen en un continuo dar y recibir, con respeto y alegría, las personas se sienten valoradas para alcanzar una vida plena. Compartiendo nuestras diferencias somos transformados.

Italy
Il Chicco

Intorno ad un tavolo abbiamo bisogno di comunicare e capirci, esprimere la nostra unione anche nelle difficoltà, preparare momenti che aiutino tutti a crescere Around a table we need to communicate and understand each other, express our unity even in difficulties, prepare moments that help everyone grow and feel good

France
L'Arche à Cognac

Peu à peu, apprendre à se connaître (1)

France
L'Arche à Cognac

Peu à peu, apprendre à se connaître (2)

France
L'Arche Le Moulin de l'Auro

Notre expérience fondatrice: On le dit avec nos mots!

Argentina
El Arca Buenos Aires

Una de nuestras formas de cuidar al mundo es reciclar. Volvemos a dar vida y una nueva oportunidad a cosas que algunas personas piensan que ya no tienen nada que ofrecer. De la misma manera algunas personas piensan que las personas con discapacidad no tienen mucho que ofrecer. Pero en El Arca sabemos que es todo lo contrario. Aquí todos tenemos una nueva oportunidad de ofrecer todo lo que somos e incluso transformarnos unos a otros, tengamos o no alguna discapacidad.

Italy
Il Chicco

Vogliamo vivere la vita con uno spirito di festa che renda il nostro animo più leggero, che renda i nostri giudizi e pregiudizi più leggeri, vogliamo imparare ad essere più leggeri We want to live life with a spirit of celebration that makes our spirits lighter, that makes our judgments and prejudices lighter, we want to learn to be lighter

France
L'Arche à Paris

Egypt
Al Fulk

Spirituality and meaning are fundamental to the fullness of life.

Argentina
El Arca Buenos Aires

La pertenencia emerge de la unión que sentimos, tanto en la alegría como en las tristezas, en las risas o en el llanto. Este es el corazón de la comunión y el orgullo de sentir que pertenecemos a El Arca.

India
Asha Niketan Chennai

We are happy that in the new charter the idea of making known the gifts of people with disabilities, working together and responding to the changing needs of our members is present. Mutual respect of differences is also important for us.

Egypt
L'Arche Mog AlHob - Project

Les personnes ayant un handicap intellectuel ont des dons, des points de vue et la liberté de choix

France
L'Arche à Cognac

Apprendre à s'ouvrir (1)

France
L'Arche à Cognac

Mots à changer dans la proposition de Charte

France
L'Arche Le Moulin de l'Auro

Notre identité! Unis dans l'espoir!

France
L'Arche à Cognac

Des mots à changer dans la proposition de charte (travail avec 2 personnes ESAT)

Egypt
Al Fulk

Mutual relationships

France
L'Arche à Cognac

D'autres mots à changer dans la Charte (selon 2 personnes de l'ESAT)

Argentina
El Arca Buenos Aires

Al compartir la mesa no solo alimentamos nuestros cuerpos a través de los alimentos, sino que alimentamos también nuestro espíritu que se nutre en nuestro encuentro, en lo que tenemos para decir y en el escuchar. Compartir la mesa es celebrar el don de la vida y la unidad.

India
Asha Niketan Chennai

Prayer lamp and L'Arche boat: We find that in L'Arche through prayer and faith in God we can find peace, joy and positive energy.

France
L'Arche à Paris

France
L'Arche à Cognac

Ce que nous faisons...cultiver, offrir des plantes...se reposer, coudre.... (groupe SAJ)

Poland
L'Arche Poland

The Charter was a big and positive surprise – some people couldn’t understand how collecting beads could be helpful, so the Charter came as a huge SURPRISE. Very POSITIVE REACTION: nice visually = welcoming, having I&M statements incorporated into it = coherence, naming VALUES – finally done! as so far we used phrase “L’Arche Values” without a clear understanding what exactly we are relating to. In some phrases language could be more modern, more simple, more clear for outside audience, but it might be the translation issue as well as the original text – difficult to please everyone. We do have something to CELEBRATE now! Thank you!

Argentina
El Arca Buenos Aires

La misión no surge al final de un proceso, al igual que lo hace un fruto que madura. Es más bien un proceso continuo, que al igual que la savia de un árbol lo nutre a través del tiempo Luego al salir a compartir las experiencias de vida con otros, es un mensaje de paz.

India
Asha Niketan Chennai

Life in L'Arche (Asha Niketan) is like a process of purifying water. We have to go through various layers of the filter.

France
L'Arche Le Moulin de l'Auro

Notre expérience fondatrice: L'Arche dans le monde!

Egypt
Al Fulk

sharing life in communities belonging to an International Federation

Argentina
El Arca Buenos Aires

Nuestros valores son las raíces que nos sostienen.

Argentina
El Arca Buenos Aires

Cuando cruzamos los muros tocamos los corazones y el encuentro nos transforma mutuamente. Nuestras comunidades se abren a nuevas formas de comprensión y acompañamiento. Nos damos a conocer y conocemos a otros. Salir al mundo nos llena de vida.

France
L'Arche Le Moulin de l'Auro

Notre expérience fondatrice: La mixité!

France
L'Arche à Cognac

Nous sommes interdépendants

Italy
Il Chicco

Condividiamo ciò che ci piace, accogliamo l'altro con un atteggiamento di apertura We share what we like, we welcome the other with an attitude of openness

France
L'Arche Le Moulin de l'Auro

Nos valeurs fondamentales!

India
Asha Niketan Chennai

Moving forward together towards a common goal, being with each other, welcome changes are very important for us.

Japan
L'Arche Kana-No-Ie

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Argentina
El Arca Buenos Aires

Todos somos frágiles, porque todos somos seres humanos. Pero estamos hechos para ser felices, para la comunión. No podemos ser felices en soledad. El verdadero triunfo es el encuentro mutuo y transformador con el otro.

France
L'Arche à Paris

Italy
Il Chicco

All'Arca siamo collegati gli uni agli altri e dipendiamo gli uni dagli altri At the Ark we are connected to each other and depend on each other

United States
L'Arche Atlanta

On page 1 under "Our core values are rooted in experience" it reads, "Spirituality and meaning are fundamental to the fullness of life." Yes! This deeply resonates with my experience. Then it goes on to say "L’Arche is rooted in the Christian gospel, and continues to be shaped by people of different beliefs, practices and religions." I appreciate the intention to thread the needle here. On one hand we're honoring the historical reality that L'Arche's founding is filled with explicitly Christian motivation but we're also naming the reality that people of diverse faiths, religions, and philosophies (and I'm using philosophy here to make room for agnostics, atheists, and "nones" who bring their own "spiritual" wisdom to our communities) have joined and impacted our communities. I wonder if another way to thread this needle is to say, our experience is leading us to see that the soil of the Christian Gospel is in the same garden as the soils of other religions/philosophies and that the practice of meaning-making within diverse communities (i.e. our communities are populated by diverse people) and among diverse communities (i.e. our federation is populated by a diversity of communities) reveals that while L'Arche is historically rooted in the Christian gospel, it is most essentially rooted in the soil of human life.

India
Asha Niketan Chennai

In the community relationship is very important. Everyone is different and has a different role to play in the community life.

Egypt
Egypt

Each L’Arche community is a network of relationships, bonded to other communities through stories, friendships, values and practices.

France
L'Arche à Cognac

(travail avec SAJ) Ce qui est important pour nous: -Equipe - se dire bonjour -prendre soin des autres - meme chemin -on marche ensemble - des gestes - prier lumière Susanne.

France
L'Arche à Paris

Egypt
L'Arche Mog AlHob - Project

Nous affirmons la valeur unique de chaque personne et notre besoin les uns des autres

Egypt
Al Fulk

Cultures But Our love is one different religions and

France
L'Arche à Paris

Switzerland
Arche Im Nauen

Summary Plenary: In summary, we consider the Charter to be a successful work. In some passages we have questions about the terminology (possibly translation difficulties) 1 The identity of the Ark Terminology: Living together in communities (better share our lives). Spiritual disability (not contemporary) Replacing God with spirituality 2. our founding experience and our guiding principle Conceptualizations: Foundational experience, Our story Transform us -> enrich us broaden our perspective 3. mission: Conceptualizations: Mental disability Supplements: Participate in society (politically active) 4. our roots our experiences Conceptualization: Rooted in the Christian faith 5. our central action Life creates spaces (also virtual, letters, cards, being together...) We consciously take time We create space for reflection, rituals, spirituality, sensuality We make decisions based on dialogue 6. our federation, united and diverse Inclusion and UN- BRK missing 7. on the way to a human Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Honduras
El Arca de Choluteca

France
L'Arche à Cognac

L'Arche, c'est nous, ensemble.

Egypt
Al Fulk

We create spaces to share life together: in households, workplaces or other forms of physical and virtual gathering.

France
L'Arche à Cognac

Qu'est ce qui nourrit nos racines?

France
L'Arche à Paris

Egypt
Al Fulk

People with intellectual disabilities have insights, leadership and gifts that society

Argentina
El Arca Buenos Aires

De la misma forma que un árbol hunde sus raíces en la tierra firme para crecer fuerte, las raíces de la comunidad están hechas de valores esenciales y son su fuerza y sostén.

India
Asha Niketan Chennai

We like the sentence from the draft saying: "We find unity in the diversity and strength in the fragility..."

India
Asha Niketan Chennai

Being together, acceptance of differences, appreciation of each other and team work is a sign of hope and can improve the community life.