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The 8th International ReDi conference that was initially meant to take place in Oslo, Norway, has been replaced by a one-day digital conference on 17 September 2020.


The pandemic has turned many lives upside down and ruled out most of conference planning in 2020. At the same time, the need for two components of the conference have become more apparent. Firstly, Christian social work is needed both during and in the aftermath of the pandemic crisis. Secondly, it is important that the responses of diaconal practice to the crisis use research-based knowledge for their work. Against this background, it is more important than ever that researchers all over the world in the field of Christian Social Practice and Diaconia meet to exchange their ideas and knowledge. Because of this, and to give a sign of our global togetherness, the hosts of the conference and its International Advisory Committee have decided to arrange a digital one-day conference with the theme Diaconia as Gamechanger? Leadership of Service in Times of Crisis, Complexity and Transformation on 17 September 2020.

The Third Call for Papers is open for the submission of abstracts until 20 June 2020. The call asks for papers related to eight thematic sessions and invites specifically contributors from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia/Oceania. Have a look at the Third Call for Papers here: ThirdCall


Please submit an abstracts of maximum 200 words until 20. June 2020 to

For more information on the digital conference, please visit the following webpage.