Ministering to Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
with Tim Moore of L’Arche Atlanta (12/7, 12/14, and 12/21 in the Gaylord Room)
Join HTP member and L’Arche Atlanta’s Executive Director, Tim Moore, for a three week series exploring a theological perspective birthed in the experience of relationship with people with intellectual disabilities.
In 1964, a French-Canadian named Jean Vanier visited a psychiatric hospital in France where a mass of people with intellectual disabilities were isolated from the rest of the world. There, he experienced what he would later describe as the primal cry of people with intellectual disabilities crying out for love and friendship, and at the time same doubting that they worthy to receive love or friendship. In faithful response, Jean welcomed Raphael and Philippe, two adults with intellectual disabilities, in an experiment in love that would become the first home in a movement that would be known around the world as L’Arche. After 50 years of building faith communities around the world, L’Arche has developed a particular perspective on theology as it relates to community, brokenness, and diversity.
Online at larcheatlanta.org