Delegates of IDC visited a social community centre in the slums of Mumbai.
Women religious, social workers and deacons work together in the social stations for the good of the inhabitants. In one of the centres, women earn the livelihood of their families working as seamstresses. Now they are also making stoles for deacons.
Bishop Gebhard Fürst, Protector of the IDC, endows Diakonia Prize
On the occasion of the IDC’s 50th anniversary, Bishop Gebhard Fürst will for the first time award the Pro Diaconia Prize. Together with the Diaconia Christi Internationalis foundation, the IDC will evaluate projects from all over the world and award three money prizes.
The deacons addressed Diakonia in an Intercultural Context
Deacons from all over the world see some good opportunities for the Christian faith in the countries of Eastern Europe. In their Study Conference which took place in Velehrad near Brno, Czech Republic, a place of pilgrimage, they came to the conclusion that the Church can credibly transmit the Christian values of unconditional love and mercy by means of an open attitude towards other cultural traditions.