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DIAKONIA Region Africa Europe is one of three regional groups of the DIAKONIA World Federation of Diaconal Associations and Diaconal Communities.

DIAKONIA REGION AFRICA EUROPE (DRAE) STANDS FOR

  • Spiritual encouragement
  • Empowerment for diaconal commitment and work
  • Advocating for dignity of people and social justice
  • Mutual exchange

WE ARE ACHIEVING THIS THROUGH
International networking of

  • Diaconal associations
  • Christian communities
  • Groups of diaconal workers

WE ARE OFFERING

  • To be a part of a worldwide community
  • To experience mutual understanding of diaconal workers in different contexts
  • To provide an avenue for fellowship through regional and world assemblies

DIAKONIA World Federation

  • reflects on the nature and task of diakonia in the biblical context
  • links and gathers those who are engaged in diaconal work worldwide
  • encourages, supports and empowers the development of groups doing diaconal work
  • is a living experience of ecumenical relationships

Membership consists of associations, organisations and communities of deaconesses, deacons, diaconal brothers and sisters, diaconal ministers and other church workers.

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3 days ago

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3 weeks ago

Major publication on ecumenical diakonia, providing a common platform for the churches and ecumenical partners worldwide for acting and reflecting together, was presented today by the #WCC and ACT Alliance.
Digital version of the publication available at: www.oikoumene.org/resources/publications/ecumenical-diakonia
Read more: www.oikoumene.org/news/major-wcc-and-act-publication-on-ecumenical-diakonia-now-available
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1 month ago

**Sunday, June 5, 2022**

**PENTECOST**

*Acts 2:1-2*

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.

And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind,

and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.

*Spirit: Rushing Wind*

Two thousand years ago,

a band of disciples felt lost and leaderless.

Their leader, rabbi and teacher had been executed.

They held to the hope and joy of their Easter faith,

but they also questioned:

What now?

What next?

Where do we go from here?

In the story of Pentecost, the spirit moves amongst these disciples like the wind.

The disciples were energized, strengthened, and mobilized.

In the pattern of Pentecost, the winds of God blow us out of apathy, isolation, and despondency,

help us to make changes,

enable us to take action.

**Holy Spirit,**

**come like the wind.**

**Breath of God,**

**renew us.**

**Energizing Spirit,**

**bring us conviction and strength.**

*Acts 2: 3*

Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.

*Spirit: Tongues of Flame*

Like a fire,

a conviction took hold of their hearts.

The Spirit was moving in the disciples.

They were able to understand in new ways,

with deep passion,

and with strongly felt faith.

Where once there was despair and apathy and disillusionment,

there was now hope and energy and meaning.

The Spirit’s fire was burning.

**Holy Spirit,**

**warm our lives with your presence.**

**Fire of God,**

**enflame our commitment.**

**Spirit of Passion,**

**be born anew in your people.**

*Acts 2: 5-8*

Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem.

And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered,

because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each.

Amazed and astonished, they asked,

“Are not all these who are speaking Galileans?

And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language?

*Spirit: Unity in Diversity*

On the day of Pentecost,

People from many lands

And of many languages came together.

And there was a miracle of understanding and unity.

**Holy Spirit,**

**help us to listen to one another.**

**Spirit of Pentecost,**

**grant us the ability to respect each other.**

**God of Possibilities,**

**enable understanding in our midst.**

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1 month ago

THis week we pray for: Mai 30, 2022 World President of DIAKONIA Sandy Boyce ... See MoreSee Less

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