March Prayer Letter

March Prayer Letter

  The Deaconess Community is a member of the DIAKONIA World Federation (DWF). Each month the DWF publishes a prayer letter. Below is the March 2019 prayer written Deaconess Diane Kaufmann.  As the world’s nations continue to struggle with differing ideas and politics...
Faithful Connections

Faithful Connections

Augusta Victora church-hospital complex, with surroundings of the Mount of Olives, in 2016. Source: Wikipedia (by אורי אלוני – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0). by Sr. Noreen Stevens From the 2018 Assembly At our 2018 Deaconess Community Assembly, we asked the Mission...
January 2019, DOTAC Prayer

January 2019, DOTAC Prayer

by Ted Dodd, president of DOTAC and DIAKONIA of The United Church of Canada The 2019 DOTAC conference theme  Preparations are underway for DOTAC (DIAKONIA of the Americas and Caribbean), which will be held in Vancouver, August 14- 20, 2019. The theme will explore:...
Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2019

Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2019

by Sr. Noreen Stevens Registration open  Registration is now open for the Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) 2019 conference. Friday, April 5 – Monday, April 8, 2019 In Washington, D.C. Troubling waters: this years theme from the EAD’s website In 2019, we gather at...
Failing the Grade: Amazon Today

Failing the Grade: Amazon Today

by Sr. Noreen Stevens Steven Heim, managing director at Boston Common Asset Management recently wrote an article on Amazon’s failing grades on working conditions, labor practices, carbon emissions management, and fair competition. The grade is based on their...
A fun conversation

A fun conversation

From Grace in Action Collectives Facebook Page. “The GIA youth design and coding collective Radical Productions is working on a new app, Air QualiD. They are building a sensor that can detect the pollutants in the air harming you and your family in Southwest...