LWF Learning Platform

Welcome to the LWF Learning Platform. All resources are organized by broad themes each containing more specific topics. Feel free to use our search function to quickly find what you are looking for. Currently, we have published themes under Churches and the Sustainable Development Goals, Diakonia, Leadership, and Theology. Other themes such as Human Rights, Gender Justice, Ecumenism, etc. will be coming soon.

Topic: The foundations for Diakonia

Former LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Ishmael Noko once wrote that “diakonia constitutes the ‘DNA’ i.e. the very being of what it means to be Church”. But what does Diakonia actually mean, and why is it so important for the church? If you would like to learn more about what Diakonia is, how it is theologically rooted, and why it matters to the church, have a look at our study document “Diakonia in Context”.