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.

ReDi membership offers:

  • A conference every two years for research in Diaconia and Christian Social Practice. The next one will be in Helsinki, Finland, 14-17 September 2016
  • Access to a peer-reviewed international research Journal entitled ‘Diaconia: Journal for the Study of Christian Social Practice,’ published semiannually.
  • A regular eNews service which can be used to share news, find partners and develop new initiatives and keep you in touch with the international field.
  • A regularly updated interactive web site with news and information about the study and research of diaconia.
If you are interested in membership of ReDi, we would be glad to discuss it with you. Below is a downloadable copy of our membership information as well as application forms for both insitutions and individuals/students - click the arrow next to the relevant document to download it. Please check to ensure that you download and fill out the correct form. After you have filled in the form please email it to

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

For current members of ReDi, please visit our Payment Information for Members page for information about your membership fee. We also invite you to take our membership survey to help us serve you better.
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