Diaconia & Development conference in South Africa: Diaconia, community and development: Exploring new theories for social justice and inclusion

posted Sep 4, 2017, 3:12 AM by Antonio eurodiaconia   [ updated Dec 6, 2017, 2:27 AM ]

On 3-5th July 2018, the first Africa Conference with focus on Diaconia, Development and Integral Mission will take place in the Western Cape region. Hosts are the University if Stellenbosch, the University of the Western Cape and the Huguenot College. Under the theme “Diaconia, Community and Development: Exploring New Theories and Practices for Social Justice and Inclusion” African and international scholars and practitioners in diaconia are invited to discuss the social challenges of the African continent and the possible contribution of diaconia. The conference will work with the following thematic approaches:

1.      Community and gender justice;

2.      Community, politics and the state;

3.      Community, environment and sustainability;

4.      Community, economic inequality and poverty;

5.      Community in the context of global South – global North dialogue;

6.      Community, citizenship and civil society;

7.      Community and faith-based organisations.

Abstracts (max 200 words) that pick up on the thematic approaches should be submitted before 1 March 2018 to conferenceurdr@sun.ac.za. Please also cc nbowers@sun.ac.za. More information about the conference and the call is available here.