The calling of the Diaconia of the ECCB is to help all those who need assistance because of age, illness, or other crisis situations in their lives.
Diaconia provides its services to everybody, without making any distinction because of their religious or other beliefs, their nationality, colour, or sex. Its aim in providing its services is to help its clients become integrated into society and to live a life of dignity, in spite of the disadvantages they experience.
Services are provided in the social, medical, educational and pastoral fields in 33 Diaconia centres situated in 13 districts of the Czech Republic.
Diakonia is a Swedish organisation for international development co-operation. We support more than 400 partner organisations in about 30 countries.Together with our partners we form a global network, working towards more people living a life in dignity.
Diakonia's goal is a fair and sustainable development in which living standards for the most vulnerable people are improved, and democracy, human rights and gender equality are respected. The starting point for this is the gospel with Jesus as the role model and, based on this, our policy
CrossReach is one of the largest social care agencies in Scotland, providing care and support for thousands of people in need every day of the year. Although CrossReach is part of the Church of Scotland, our services are available to people of all faiths or none at all.
On our pages you will find information about all of our care services, how they help people and also how you can help us to continue providing those services by fundraising or volunteering. You will also find details of CrossReach news, events and people.
The official diaconia in the ELCL began in April 1993 with the diaconia conference with more than 100 participants from all over Latvia, including pastors and parish workers, as well as guests from Norway and representatives from the Northelbian church in Germany.
In June, 1994 a legally independent structure "The Diaconia Centre of the ELCL" was established by the Consistory.
Since 1996 our address is: Riga, Daugavgrivas iela 1. The building belongs to the evangelical Lutheran Jesus church and has been renovated thanks to the support of the Diaconia Centre of Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) and Church of Sweden.
In 1999, Diaconia Centre became a member of the European Diaconia Federtation (Eurodiaconia).
In 2004, the legal status of Diaconia Centre was changed from a "LTD non-profit organisation" to "Foundation".
In May 2005, the Foundation "Diaconia Centre" was granted a social benefit organization status.
Church Action on Poverty is a national ecumenical Christian social justice charity, committed to tackling poverty in the UK. We work in partnership with churches and with people in poverty themselves to find solutions to poverty, locally, nationally and globally.
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