ReDi is owned by its members, of which there are two types. Members may be individual researchers or people interested in research in the field, or organisations or churches engaged in diaconal work or universities, colleges and higher level research institutes.

ReDi invites both individuals and organisations to join the association, which is independent and self-governing. An Executive Board is elected from among the individual and organisational members to support the Society’s work programme and development. For more information, please read our statutes.


ReDi membership offers:

  • A network of like-minded researchers in the field of Diaconia and Christian Social Practice.
  • A conference every two years for research in Diaconia and Christian Social Practice. The next one will be in Norway in 2023.
  • A regular eNews service to share news, find partners and develop new initiatives and keep you in touch with the international community in the field of Diaconia and Social Practice.
  • A regularly updated interactive website with news and information about the study and research of Diaconia.


Membership Fees:

  • Individual members are asked to contribute a membership fee of 80 Euros per year (a reduced fee of 20 Euros for students and 40 Euros for people coming from the global south).
  • Institutional members are asked to contribute a membership fee of 300 Euros per year.

To learn more about ReDi, please have a look at our information letter and feel free to forward it to your colleagues. If you are interested in membership of ReDi, we would be glad to discuss it with you. Please fill in the application form for becoming a member and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Students, people from the Global South and people on low income are eligible for fee reductions.