Presentation of the joint WCC and ACT publication “Called to Transformation – Ecumenical Diakonia"

The joint publication of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and ACT Alliance, offering resources to strengthen the diaconal capacity of the churches and to advance cooperation with their ecumenical partners, will be presented online on 9 June at 15.00 CET.

Woman stirs chilies with a child on her back

Woman stirs chilies spread out to dry in the sun in Edundu, Malawi. Families in the village have benefited from intercropping, crop rotation, and composting practices they learned from the Malawi Farmer-to-Farmer Agro-Ecology project within a program of the Livingstonia Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian.


The study document “Called to Transformation – Ecumenical Diakonia” aims to clarify the understanding of ecumenical diakonia and to provide a common platform for acting and reflecting together for the churches and ecumenical partners worldwide.

The historic publication outlines the theological components of diakonia and offers practical content for those engaged in the service of diakonia. The study document is intended to be used for formation and training in ecumenical diakonia, to strengthen the institutional capacity of those involved in diakonia, and to foster dialogue and cooperation between churches, ecumenical partners, ACT Alliance and the WCC.

The presentation of the Called to Transformation – Ecumenical Diakonia” publication will take place on 9 June 2022 at 15.00 CET online, and everyone is invited to follow it on the WCC youtube channel.