Regional Assemblies

Typically, every four years Regional Assemblies (Conferences) are held. 

DOTAC 2023
Gather at the River: Connect*Heal*Engage
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dates: August 14-18, 2023
‘We will gather on Dakota land near Bdote – the sacred land where two rivers meet, to connect as an ecumenical and international diaconal community in lament of a world of racism and ecological gloom, poverty and pandemic, war and uprooted people, to claim healing for ourselves, the planet and its people, and move towards holy joy in our work for justice’. 
Powerpoint presentation and images from DOTAC 2023 Assembly here
DOTAC website.

DRAE 2023
Theme: Hope in a fragile world
Location: Neuendettelsau
Dates: 6-10 September 2023
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper
you and not to harm you plans to give you hope and a future”. 

DAP 2023
Theme: God’s Agenda: Justice
‘The work of justice is a mandate of our God and a fundamental expression of our obedience as faithful disciples’. Deuteronomy 16:18-20
Location: Tagaytay, Philippines
Dates: 25-28th October 2023


DOTAC 2019
Theme: Respecting Covenant: Risking the Journey of Reconciliation
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Dates: 14-20 August 2019

DRAE 2019
Theme: ‘For such a time as this’
Location: Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh, Scotland
Dates: 19th to 24th June 2015

DAP 2019
Location: Nadi, Fiji


DOTAC 2015
Location: Brazil

DRAE 2015
Theme: ‘The Eye of the Storm’.
Date: July 2015
Diaconia – the biblical challenge for the whole church in the world we live in’. 
Location: Kongshaug, Norway
Speeches and Pictures can be found here:

DAP 2015


DOTAC 2011

DRAE 2011
Theme: Help from beyond the Mountain
Location: Moshi, Tanzania
Date: July 2011

DAP 2011


DOTAC 2007

DRAE 2007
Theme: Friendship – a gift to share – diaconal calling
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Date: June 2007

DAP 2007


DOTAC 2003

DRAE 2003
Stranger in a Foreign Land
Location: Beni Sueff, Egypt
Date: October 2003

DAP 2003