Jean VanierWe are not called by God to do extraordinary things but to do ordinary things with extraordinary love

Jean Vanier, humanist, philosopher, theologian and author has been awarded the 2015 Templeton Prize for his discovery of the ..” central role of vulnerable people as a source of dialogue, of healing, of unity and of peace for our societies and our religions“.

Jean Vanier is the founder of  L’Arche  and  co-founder of Faith and Light . Both communities are found around the world including NZ, and are based on friendship, mutual sharing and support for people with intellectual disabilities and their families and friends. Winning the award is no mean feat and Vanier now joins a line of illustrious recipients that include Mother Teresa and Desmond Tutu.