ReDi at a Glance

ReDi is a society for all interested in the study and research of the churches contribution to social welfare and health. The broad field includes very large organisations and small local initiatives. Contributions are made through the provision of services, advocacy, by working for change and much more. ReDi aims to strengthen research in the field.

You are invited to join ReDi if you are engaged in the study and research of Diaconia. Membership is open to individuals and organisations. Students, people form the Global South and people on low income are eligible for fee reductions. You can apply online.


Current Projects

ReDi Provides


  • An international network and platform for people and organisations involved in the research and study of Diaconia and Christian social practice
  • A switchboard which helps researchers find others with similar interests in order to create networks and projects
  • A bridge between researchers and research institutes and those involved in practice in order to create new projects 
  • An international conference for researchers held every two years
  • A peer-reviewed Journal which covers the wide field of research including evaluation, contextual analysis and theological, ethical, empirical and hermeneutical studies
  • A regular eNews to keep members informed of significant developments





Upcoming News, Events and Conferences

  • ReDi International Conference 2016 The sixth biennial ReDi Conference DIACONIA IN DIALOGUE - THE CHALLENGES OF DIVERSIFYING CONTEXTHelsinki, Finland 14/15 –17 September 2016ReDi, in collaboration with Diak, is organizing the sixth biennial ...
    Posted Sep 13, 2016, 7:40 AM by Antonio eurodiaconia
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