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.
Drug Counselling Centre Receives Means for Online Documentation
Since 2013, online documentation of drug counselling activities is mandatory. Otherwise government subsidies will be cut. The drug-counselling centre of the parish Caritas Foundation in Kechkemét, Hungary could obtain the necessary technical requirements with help from the Diaconia Christi Internationalis Foundation.
The Pro Diakonia Project is devoted to strengthening the permanent diaconate and its independence within the relationship existing between the ranks of the hierarchy, for otherwise the permanent diaconate would not be sustainable.
The project started in the year 2001 in the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart. Now it will be continued at the scale of the whole German-speaking area. In collaboration with the IDC, a researcher from the St. Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology will carry out the project for the next four years.