Diakonie RWL

Journey to the U.S. Partner Diakonie: Politically Louder, Socially Sustainable

By Guest Contributor | March 9, 2018

This interview was conducted by Sabine Damaschke, part of the German delegation from Diakonie Rheinland Westphalia Lippe (RWL), during the delegation’s attendance at CHHSM’s Annual Gathering in St. Louis. At this year’s annual gathering of our U.S. partner deaconry, the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM), a German delegation from Diakonie Rheinland Westphalia…

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Advocacy and Ministry: United Church of Christ’s Servant Leaders to Explore the Voice of Faith at Annual Gathering

By Barb Powell | January 12, 2018

The United Church of Christ’s health and human service ministries vary greatly in size, scope, and populations they are called to serve. But they all have one thing in common: searching for solutions to how best to minister to the people they serve. In March, the role of advocacy in ministry takes center stage at…

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United Church of Christ and German Partners find Common Ground in Health and Human Services

By Barb Powell | September 16, 2017

Representatives of two completely different systems of service in health and human service ministries came together for a week in Germany, exchanged ideas, and left inspired for the future. A seven-member delegation from the United Church of Christ’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries met Sept. 6-13, 2017, with representatives from Diakonie Rheinland-Westfalen-Lippe (RWL),…

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From the President, September 2017

By Michael Readinger | September 16, 2017
Michael J. Readinger

As an unhealthy (in my world view) focus on nationalism has gained its hold on our nation politically, I am reminded how much we stand to gain by expanding our understanding of the practices and policies of our international peers and allies. Recent natural disaster activity reminds me of the importance of caring for our…

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