Far too many people today live a life of extreme poverty and vulnerability. Diakonia believes in life before death. The belief in people’s equal value and the right of all people to a dignified life are the driving forces behind our work.
Our inspiration comes from theological sources and society itself
Diakonia’s inspiration and impetus come partly from theological sources but also from society itself. We work for people’s liberation and redress and for structures that enable a just distribution of the Earth’s resources.
Our activities are firmly rooted in the conviction that all people are created equal. Diakonia’s role is to share and ease the burdens of others.
Our global network of empathic relationships forms the basis of our dialogue and cooperation with people worldwide, regardless of their beliefs. Together, we are changing the world.
Partner organizations are fundamental
Our efforts are aimed at people harmed by poverty, oppression and violence in various forms, regardless of their faith, skin colour or gender.
Being an organization funded by Christian churches, our partners naturally include several churches and ecumenical organizations. But we do not believe that Christian organizations are the only ones working for positive change. For this reason, a diversity of religious convictions is represented in our network.
Both we and our partners consider that human rights and democracy are basic requirements for human development.
Five themes are the basis of our policy
Our global work is divided into five themes, which together form the basis of our policy:
Diakonia supports organizations in several countries. Through our support and the cooperation with Diakonia, people are empowered and can work together with others for positive changes.