The upcoming special edition of Diaconia – Journal for the Study of Christian Social Practice aims to focus on the theory and practice of diaconal community development. Articles are welcome which explore this emerging field from various perspectives, including studies of specific initiatives, empirical, theological and contextual studies in relation to the field as well as studies of practice theory. Analysis of models of practice, learning and research informed by a concern for community development and diaconia are especially invited. A particular interest is in what has been termed ‘diaconia from the margins’ and articles dealing with issues of power, participation and accountability in diaconia are especially welcome.


To learn more about how to submit your abstract, please read the call for abstracts document.