Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Becoming Human

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Becoming Human

House of Anansi Press, 1998

This is a reprint of Jean Vanier’s inspirational Massey lectures, a blueprint for inclusive society. The founder of L’Arche, integrated communities for special needs people with developmental disabilities, takes his audience step by step through the process from exclusion to inclusion of the often marginalized. Everyone benefits in an inclusive society where the disadvantaged give off their special light. Based on the Christian principle that we are as strong as the weakest link, these communities focus on the amazing strength of those who are loved. This book always bears re-reading, especially in times where the virtue of competition needs to be questioned.