Becoming Human

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Paulist Press, 1998 - Self-Help - 166 pages
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In this work, originally broadcast on the CBC Radio series Ideas, Jean Vanier shares his profoundly human vision for creating a common good that radically changes our communities, our relationships and ourselves.
Our society shuns weakness and glorifies strength. By embracing weakness, however, we learn new ways of living and discover greater compassion, trust and understanding. This spirit of inclusion has extraordinary implications for the way we live our lives and build our communities.
 

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This little book was filled to overflowing. Most of Vanier's books appear so simple, but when the cover is cracked there is so much insight and learning. So much of what he writes seems obvious that I ... Read full review

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This is a brilliant insight into humanity Read full review

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Contents

LONELINESS
5
BELONGING
35
FROM EXCLUSION TO INCLUSION A PATH OF HEALING
69
THE PATH TO FREEDOM
105
FORGIVENESS
135
NOTES
165
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About the author (1998)

JEAN VANIER, the son of former governor general Georges Vanier, was educated in England and Canada. After eight years in the Royal and the Canadian Navy, he went to study in France, where he received his doctorate in philosophy, later teaching at St. Michael s College (University of Toronto). Distressed by the plight of people with developmental challenges, he founded L Arche communities, and Faith and L ight, two international networks of communities for people with disabilities. With many bestselling books and humanitarian awards to his name including the Pope Paul VI International Prize, the International Peace Award and the Companion of the Order of Canada Vanier lives in Trosly, France, in the original L Arche community he founded in 1964.

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