TNC Bonus: Shelagh's conversation with Jean Vanier

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On this week's episode of The Next Chapter, the rapper Shad talked about reading Jean Vanier's book Becoming Human.  Shad described it as "a beautiful book by a beautiful man".  Jean Vanier is perhaps best known as the founder of L'Arche, the international federation renowned for its innovative work in creating homes, programs, and support networks for people with intellectual disabilities.

 

Jean Vanier was the CBC Massey Lecturer in 1998 and Becoming Human is the product of that experience. Click here to listen to Jean Vanier deliver the 1998 Massey Lectures.

Shad was very moved by Becoming Human.  As a bonus gift to him and to you, we dug up a conversation that Shelagh had with Jean Vanier several years ago about his subsequent book Our Life Together: A Memoir in Letters, which was published in 2009.  We hope you enjoy this gem from the TNC Vault.

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