Interested in exploring the meaning and symbols of diakonia from around the world? Sharilynn Gail Upsdell has written a Master's Thesis entitled "Evolving Symbols - Evolving Ministry: An Exploration of Diaconal Symbols in the United Church of Canada".
2015 DRAE Assembly Theme: "The Eye of the Storm." Diaconia - the biblical challenge for the whole church in the world we live in. Download these excellent Conference presentations.
The following documents which were introduced at the Berlin 2013 Assembly are available to be downloaded for your use.
You can download copies in PDF format here:
DIAKONIA World Page 238 kb 279 kb DAP Page 791 kb 194 kb DRAE Page 791 kb 893 kb DOTAC Page 1.4 mb 1.0 mb
- ReDi is a society for all interested in the study and research of the churches contribution to social welfare and health. The broad field includes very large organisations and small local initiatives. Contributions are made through the provision of services, advocacy, by working for change and much more. ReDi aims to strengthen research in the field.
- This research was set up jointly between the Warden of the Methodist Diaconal Order, Deacon Sue Culver, and the Director of the Wesley Study Centre, the Revd Dr Calvin Samuel, and funded by the Methodist Church. The research aimed to explore the opportunities and challenges faced by Deacons in the Methodist Church in their work. The aims were to explore the issues arising for Deacons in their work, including their own understandings of their work and their experience of the dilemmas that this can raise. Dr. Andrew Orton, Durham University would be happy to discuss any of the findings and related implications. He can be contacted via email at email@example.com
- The archive of the Fliedner-Cultural Foundation preserves the "cultural memory" of the motherhouse diakonia and provides it for scientific research and for interested users available.
It comprises different stocks on the history of diakonia since the 19th century, especially the estate of the family Fliedner and the extensive tradition of Kaiserwerther Diakonissenanstalt are mentioned.