Tag Archives: Diakonia

Breaking through the Backlash: Allan Boesak on Homophobia and the church

DIAKONIA Council of Churches recently partnered with The Other Foundation, the Durban Lesbian and Gay Centre for the Breaking Through the Backlash: Transformative encounters between LGBTI people and the churches in Africa, conference in Durban. Diakonia hosted a public discussion with renowned anti-apartheid leader, theologian and author, Prof Allan Boesak, where the topic was explored further.…
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Blessed are the Peacemakers GFS 2019

Diakonia Council of Churches, whose legacy of working towards a just society for more than four decades, once again calls people of faith to our annual ecumenical Good Friday service at dawn on Friday 19 April. The event which is a highlight of Durban’s Easter weekend activities begins at dawn at the Durban Exhibition Centre…
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Farewell to Paddy Kearney

Diakonia invites our friends to the various events to mourn and say a fond farewell to Paddy Kearney, the pioneer and former leader of our organisation founded by the late Archbishop Denis Hurley. We are deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Paddy who has epitomised grace, humility and “Diakonia”  which means “service…
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Flash Back Friday: Diakonia’s GFS making SABC news

Incase you missed it, click on the video clip below of Diakonia's Good Friday Service making the news: https://youtu.be/Zx1cveoDM5o Our organisation is still in urgent need of funds to continue our social justice work.  And we would appreciate your assistance in making this possible.
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DIAKONIA CONDEMNS VIOLENT MOSQUE ATTACK

Diakonia Council of Churches expresses deep concern about the brutal attack at a mosque in Ottawa near Verulam on Thursday. We lend our voice to the condemnation of the senseless violence and murder of one of the victims and implore the law enforcement agencies, together with community and religious leaders to offer full support to…
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Standing firm at Lent

Today is one of the most important holy days in the Christian liturgical calendar. It is the day which opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer. Ash Wednesday takes place 40 days before Easter Sunday and is observed by many Christians, especially from mainline traditional churches, throughout the world. “Ash Wednesday comes from the…
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CONVERSATIONS @ DIAKONIA: THE SOUTH AFRICA WE PRAY FOR – REVD DR FRANK CHIKANE

CONVERSATIONS @ DIAKONIA: THE SOUTH AFRICA WE PRAY FOR ADDRESS BY THE REVEREND DR FRANK CHIKANE 25 July 2017 Denis Hurley Hall, Diakonia Centre, Durban The Chairperson of the Diakonia Council of Churches, Revd Ian Booth; The Executive Director, Ms Nomabelu Mvambo-Dandala; The rest of the Leadership of Diakonia; Esteemed Church Leaders; Leaders of the business…
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SAY NO TO ABUSE NOT JUST ON WOMEN’S DAY AND MONTH BUT ALWAYS

The increasing and alarming rate of abuse of women and children in KwaZulu-Natal in particular is of great concern to Diakonia Council of Churches, an organisation that works for social justice, and gender justice is an integral part of our core focus on social justice. Beside getting local churches to reflect on issues of gender…
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Diakonia unites politicians and people of faith at Good Friday Service

Diakonia Council of Churches once again celebrated the victory of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion on Calvary at their ecumenical Good Friday Service on Friday, 14 April. The annual service is an important day in the South African Christian calendar as well as a highlight event in the Durban Easter holiday cultural line up. This year, despite…
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DIAKONIA STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO US TRAVEL BAN

Diakonia Council of Churches is appalled by the travel ban imposed by US President Donald Trump on citizens from seven majority Muslim countries. The reasons for the travel ban are short-sighted and ill-informed by facts. The Human Rights Watch have issued a table (attached) in which the numbers of Americans killed by other humans is…
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