Community and Growth (Revised edition)
Contemporary society is the product of the disintegration of more or less natural or familial groupings. People are afraid, uncertain - and shut themselves away. But they need companions, friends with whom they can share their lives, their visions and their ideals; in short they need community.
Jean Vanier, founder of the world-famous larch comment for the mentally handicapped and their helpers, has written a unique book. This is no dry and systematic treatise, but rather a brilliant series of 'starting-points for reflection' on the nature and meaning of community.
This revised and extended edition of Community and Growth - now regarded as one of todays' great classics - reflects fresh insights and new developments in the thinking of Jean Vanier.
Jean Vanier, Ph.D., son of former Governor General of Canada Georges Vanier and Pauline Vanier, is a philosopher, humanitarian and founder of LArche, an international organization that creates communities where people with intellectual disabilities and those who assist them live together.