Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The most heartfelt flash mob

L'Arche is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. It began in August of 1964 when its founder, Jean Vanier, decided to live in community with Raphael Simi and Philippe Seux, two men with intellectual disabilities. From a very small, humble decision has arisen a world-wide community where people with and without disabilities live together in family settings, developing mutual relationships and sharing daily life.

If you follow these moodlings you already know that I work for L'Arche, and have a deep love for the community. I was delighted to see Arche France's video of its recent flashmob in the Marseilles Train Station, and can't resist sharing it here. The song is great, Jean Vanier's message is moving, and the choreography so simple that I suspect some of the travellers in the station joined in! Having been through several train stations in France in the past weeks, it was a delight to see L'Arche flashed up on the departures board and hear the SNCF jingle with the familiar female announcer speaking about L'Arche. It would be fun to join the crowd at Place de la Republique in Paris for the celebration on September 27th. If it's anything like this video, it will be a marvelous party!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing. Love the video.


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