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Core Values Newsletter - September-October 2018

Wednesday September 5, 2018

Stand on Humble Ground
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The descriptive sentence for our core value Stand on Humble Ground reads, “We earn trust and acceptance when we come as we are.”

In our world, it is a radical act to “come as we are”. To let go of the markers of status, and simply be ourselves with others. It is unconventional to be “happy to be me”, “serve others”, and live a “simple life”.

Of course, we have learned in L'Arche that it is when we “come as we are” that we earn trust and acceptance. In this issue of the Core Values Newsletter we invite you to reflect upon our core value, Stand on Humble Ground. When have you been accepted and loved for being who you really are? When have you accepted others for being who they really are? We wish to thank all of the contributors who have written articles, and shared stories and photos with us. A special thanks goes to the members of the Daybreak day program, for completing and photographing this month's activities. We hope that you will be inspired to share these activities in your own teams, homes, and programs and invite you to send us photos when you do.

If you have any comments or would like to provide input or photos for future newsletters, please contact Elizabeth Nash at

Our upcoming newsletters will be:
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  • November 2018- Live in Joy
  • January 2019- Nurture Our Gifts and Growth
  • March 2019- Celebrate the Value of Each Person
  • May 2019- Journey Together with Respect


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