Webinar: Understandings of Diakonia

The University of Easter Finland is organising a webinar on 8th – 9th December 2021. Please find info below:   What do the patristic sources say about deacons? How have the Protestant authorities been read? What kind of argumentation has been used to define contemporary praxes? These questions are the focus in our upcoming webinar…

New Interdiac Research Publications

Interdiac has released three new research publications which are all available for download:   ‘Ecclesiology and the Theology of Diaconia and Christian Social Practice – Case Studies from Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia’ The first publication of the interdiac Research series, “Ecclesiology and the Theology of Diaconia and Christian Social Practice – Case…

Candidates for ReDi Board Announced!

The annual general meeting of ReDi, September 17th, at 3.15 pm, will elect a new chair person and and new members (three to five persons) of the executive board  for 2020 and 2021. This will be the first election of an executive board in the Belgian organisation, which means we are not bound by who…

ReDi Conference Postponed to 2023 – Applications for the Anders Bäckström Prize Reopened!

In line with the postponement of a physical ReDi conference to 2023, the awarding of the Anders Bäckström Prize has been accordingly moved to 2022. Thus, new applications are welcome until 30 November, 2021. Professor emeritus in the Sociology of Religion Anders Bäckström (Uppsala University) has founded a fund to support research on diaconia, Christian…

Invitation to the General Assembly of ReDi

Dear members of ReDi. We would like to invite you on the due date according to our statutes, to the General Assembly of our association on September 17th 2020 from 15:15 to 16:15 (CET) Please note that the invitation is for members who have confirmed the transfer of their membership from the Finnish entity to the Belgian…

CODE Forum becomes thematic network of ReDi

Recently, the ReDi Executive Board was happy to accept the request of the CODE Forum to become a thematic network of ReDi.The CODE Forum brings together researchers and practitioners in the field of community development and Diakonia. It is a multidisciplinary network with broad international participation. CODE Forum seeks to support research that explores the…