The collection of papers from the Third International Conference for the
Research and Study of Diaconia has just been published. The conference
which was hosted by the Diakoniewissenschaftliches
Insitut of the University of Heidelberg was an important step in the
development of ReDi.Here is the description of the collection:
'Poverty and exclusion are rising challenges in all European countries.
Christian welfare organizations such as Diaconia have been committed to working
against poverty and marginalization for many years. However, a change of the
structures which cause poverty is often not accomplished. Poor people remain in
dependent situations and do not really participate in society. What are the
main challenges to diaconal institutions combating poverty and exclusion? Which
innovations are necessary within Diaconia and civil society in order to meet
With contributions from all over Europe, this volume tries to answer these
questions by applying a multi-perspectival angle to the main challenges, by
examining new concepts and by developing new perspectives for the future of
Christian social practice.'
Johannes Eurich & Ingolf Hübner (Eds.):
DIACONIA AGAINST POVERTY AND EXCLUSION IN EUROPE.
Challenges - Contexts - Perspectives
(VDWI 48), Leipzig 2013: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt.
information is available here: http://bit.ly/1apHHXs