DIAKONIA offers an international and ecumenical community of diaconal friendship, connecting us in diversity and commonality.
DIAKONIA broadens our worldview and deepens our sense of diaconal vocation.
DIAKONIA reminds the church of God’s call to service, justice, compassion, and peace for creation, and assists us in living out our ministries in the world with vision and hope.
The church is not the church without diakonia.
World Assembly Update
The plans to hold the DWF Assembly in Darwin in 2021 were disrupted by the COVID pandemic, and and it was postponed to 2022. But it is clear that it will still be sometime until international flights resume as they had been pre-COVID and that 2022 will be too early for all our member associations to attend. A small Task Group of the DWF Executive will begin planning for a virtual World Assembly in 2022. More information available in the coming months.
DIAKONIA JUSTICE COMMITTEE INVITES RESPONSES
The newly formed DIAKONIA Justice Committee is inviting responses to a survey towards an overview of the social, economic, and environmental justice issues in which our member communities are engaged.
Individuals and member associations access the survey here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/ 1FAIpQLSc9rhmG22LD6mQXkhs5C6gzV4RG1huP2jCptGYAmNyDJrAmgA/viewform
Please respond by 15 September.
Committee concerns revolve around the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Its work is founded on the theological and spiritual quest for peace, justice and reconciliation. Members are:
- Eric Tusz-King- DOTAC, Canada (covenor)
- Megan Hale- DOTAC, USA
- Dionata Rodrigues de Oliveira – DOTAC, Brazil
- Leah Wandera- DRAE, Kenya
- Sophia Lizares – DAP, Australia
- Emma Cantor- DAP, Philippines
- Sandy Boyce – Ex-officio DWF, representing Executive Committee, Australia
- Gwynne Lawlor – Member of Volunteers Nomination Committee, South Africa
To better represent more parts of the world, the Justice Committee is seeking a member from Europe. Individuals volunteering or nominations from European associations with a letter of introduction would be welcome.
For queries, please contact Eric Tusz-King, convenor, email@example.com