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…

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POSTPONED! 8th ReDi research conference on “Diaconia as Gamechanger” to take place in Oslo

The International Society for the Research and Study of Diaconia and Christian Social Practice (ReDi) is organising its 8th bi-annual research conference in Oslo from 16-18 September 2020.   The conference theme is “Diaconia as Gamechanger? Leadership of Service in Times of Crisis, Complexity and Transformation”. A set of high level keynote speakers from Africa,…

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CALL FOR PAPERS published for the 8th ReDi conference in Oslo 2020

The International Society for Research and Study of Diaconia and Christian Social Practice (ReDi) and VID specialised University will be hosting the 8th ReDi Conference under the theme “Diakonia as Gamechanger”. The development of society on both global and local level is increasingly described in terms of crisis. Climate change is becoming more perceptible and…

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Call for research project partners: Social Inlcusion & Radicalisation

Our institutional member Eurodiaconia, a Brussels-based federation of 51 social and health care service providers in Europe is looking for project partners. Recently, the European Commission has published a call for proposals under the research programme Horizon2020 called “Addressing Radicalisation through Social Inclusion” with the application deadline in March 2020.   Eurodiaconia works on this…

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Eurodiaconia: Call for tenders for a researcher

Eurodiaconia is a dynamic, Europe wide community of organisations founded in the Christian faith and working in the tradition of Diaconia, who are committed to a Europe of solidarity, equality and justice. As the leading network of Diaconia in Europe, Eurodiaconia connects organisations, institutions and churches providing social and health services and education on a…

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Call for Abstracts: Diaconia Journal

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…

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Submit Your Master Thesis to the Anders Bäckström Prize 2020

Professor emeritus in the Sociology of Religion Anders Bäckström (Uppsala University) has founded a fund to support research on Diaconia, Christian social practice, welfare and religion, and in particular young researchers in this field.   The Anders Bäckström Fund is placed at Diakonhjemmet foundation in Oslo/Norway. The board of the Anders Bäckström Fund announces this…

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International Conference for PhD-Students in Diaconic Science

The Institute for Diaconic Science and Management in Bielefeld, Germany invites PhD students to participate in the second international conference for PhD students in diaconic science, which will take place from 11-12 October 2019 at the Institute for the Study of Diaconia (Diakoniewissenschaftliches Institut/DWI) at Heidelberg University (programme below).   In different European countries universities…

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7th ReDi conference took place in Berlin

During the three-day conference (12.-14. September 2018) – titled “Beyond services towards justice” – nearly 90 participants discussed the contribution that theology can bring to the development of social justice and Diaconia from both national and global perspectives. The conference also looked at the themes of the economics of solidarity, welfare and gender as well…

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ReDi conference Berlin: call for papers deadline extended (15 June)

The deadline for submitting papers, workshops and posters for the 7th bi-annual research conference of ReDi in Berlin from 12-14 September has been extended. The new deadline is 15 June 2018.   The conference theme is “Beyond Services – Towards Justice” with subthemes on “Globalisation and Justice from a Theological Perspective”, “Economics of Solidarity”, “Welfare, Gender and…

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7th Bi-Annual ReDi Conference in Berlin (12-14 September 2018)

The Seventh Biannual ReDi Conference will take place from 12-14 September 2018 in Berlin hosted by Diakonie Deutschland, the Institute for the Study of Christian Social Services at the University of Heidelberg, Eurodiaconia and ReDi. The conference theme is “Beyond Services – Towards Justice”. The subthemes of the conference address topics like “Globalisation and Justice…

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Interdiac celebrates its 10 years anniversary

Interdiac is a research and educational platform in the field of diaconia and Christian Social Practice in Eastern and Central Europe. This important platform celebrates its 10th anniversary in October this year. Everybody is invited to participate in the conference in the form of a “convivial” conference in Ukraine with the theme “Diversity-Conviviality-Unity” at 8-12…

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