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  • The School of Theology (University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu) plans an international and ecumenical series of biennial conferences on patristic understandings of diakonia.
  • The topic is ‘What did deacons do?’. Our purpose is to continue the work that has already begun with a symposium in the fall of 2015. The symposium was based on reflections on the results of the 2009 conference Diaconia, diaconiae, diaconato in Rome. In our series of conferences, the period under investigation covers the first six centuries. The first conference focuses on the first two centuries.
  • Our co-operating partners are Prof. Bart J. Koet (Tilburg), Wiss. Mitarb. Dr. Anni Hentschel (Frankfurt) and Dr. John N. Collins (Melbourne).
  • The next conference will be held on September 12th - 14/15th 2017 in Joensuu, Finland.
  • The conference has two posters. You can use both, and you can find it

     here in UEF colors



     here with visual information on AC

School of Theology, in contact with:



Finnish Association for Research on Diaconia


Henkilön Societas Patristica Fennica kuva.

Societas Patristica Fennica



ReDi: the International Society

for the Research and Study of

Diaconia and Christian Social Practice


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