DIAKONIA of the Americas and the Caribbean (DOTAC)

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History

Founded July 1968, Racine WI (USA), within the framework of World Federation of Diaconal Associations and Diaconal Communities (DIAKONIA), during a meeting of representatives of 9 existing North American organizations. The title North American Diakonia was adopted by regional conference, 1971, Valparaiso IN (USA). Name changed, 1978, to Diakonia of the Americas (DOTA). Present name adopted by regional conference, 1989, Kingston (Jamaica).

Aims

Encourage ecumenical relationships between diaconal associations in various countries; reflect on the nature and task of DIAKONIA in the New Testament sense and further the understanding of it; strengthen a sense of community among the associations; render mutual aid; undertake common tasks.

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Activities

Holds conferences of member groups every 4 years. Shares member publications and resources. Facilitates dialogue and prayer support among members.

Structure

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Financing

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Members

Members in 9 countries
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Type I Classification

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

UIA Org ID

E2853

Last News Received

19. Oct 2016
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