Jean Vanier was called a “living saint” for starting L’Arche, a global network of communities promoting the dignity of people with intellectual disabilities. But nine months after his death, a different story emerged. Host Jenna Barnett follows past and present L’Arche members, scholars, theologians, and activists trying to understand: When trusted leaders commit sexual and spiritual abuse, how do our communities move forward? And if an abusive person shapes our faith, how does that distort our understanding of God? A podcast from Sojourners magazine.
Episode 1: The Second Death of Jean Vanier
Jean Vanier died in May 2019, a spiritual leader celebrated for his work with people with intellectual disabilities. But in February 2020, he died again — shaking the network of communities he founded.
Introducing: Lead Us Not
When trusted faith leaders commit sexual and spiritual abuse, how do our communities move forward? Sojourners magazine presents: Lead Us Not, a new miniseries hosted by Jenna Barnett.
Update: It's Worse Than We Thought
A new report reveals that Jean Vanier's abuse was more "insidious and strategic" than we'd previously imagined. In light of this news, host Jenna Barnett changes plans for this episode and talks with Sojourners' Mitchell Atencio about what we know.
Lead Us Not
Incredible podcast! A living road to recovery in keeping the faith!