Brochure about the Kaiserswerther Generalkonferenz re-issued

Published on 21.09.2012

The Executive Committee of the Kaiserswerther Generalkonferenz met on September 13 and 14 at the Communauté des Diaconesses de Reuilly, France. They decided on the printing of a KGK information booklet and on support for Diakonia in the Kaliningrad region.

KGK booklet
The Executive Committee approved an information brochure about the Kaiserswerther Generalkonferenz (KGK) for printing. The title of the bilingual booklet is "The Kaiserswerther Generalkonferenz, Fundamental Order, Electoral Rules, Historic Overview". It will be available in late fall 2012. The brochure can then be ordered through the Berlin office or downloaded from the website at

Diaconal study tour
On a study tour from June 4 through 14, 2012, about 45 participants from member houses of the General Conference in Germany and outside Germany visited various ecclesiastical and diaconal projects in the Kaliningrad region and in Lithuania. The tour was organized by the Paul-Gerhardt-Stift, Berlin together with the Kaiserswerther Generalkonferenz and offered insights into the developing Diakonia of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Russia. The KGK Executive Committee now decided to further support diaconal work in the Kaliningrad region. Contacts in the region are to be intensified as a first step.

The next General Assembly of the Diakonia World Federation is held from July 1 through 8, 2013, in Berlin. 350 delegates will meet on the campus of the Evangelisches Johannesstift in Berlin-Spandau under the motto "Healing and wholeness for the world". The General Assembly is under the auspices of the President of the Council of the Protestant Church in Germany, Dr. h.c. Nikolaus Schneider. Secretary General of the Ecumenical Council of Churches (ÖRK), Pastor Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit also confirmed his participation. The General Assembly is organized by the "Associations in the Diaconate", by the Sisterhood of St. John and the Deutscher Gemeinschafts-Diakonieverband e.V. (Association of German Diakonie organizations).

42nd General Conference 2014
The upcoming 42nd General Conference will take place from June 19 through 23, 2014, at the invitation of the Head of the Deaconess Mother House Eben-Ezer, Pastor Marek Londzin, in Dzi?gielów in Poland.

Changes in personnel
Attending for the last time were the members of the Executive Committee Sr. Evangéline Vié from France and Director Terje Steen Edvardsen from Norway. Both leave the Executive Committee due to retirement. The KGK Executive Committee will be complemented at the beginning of 2013.

The Kaiserswerther Generalkonferenz is an association of more than 100 Deaconess Houses, diaconal communities and diaconal organizations from Europe, Nord and South America and Asia. Members of the KGK Executive Committee are: Pastor Christof Naef (CH), Vice Rector Deaconess Terttu Pohjolainen (FIN), Director Marek Londzin (PL), Deaconess Monica Denk (North America), Abbess Pastor Hannah Becker (G-North), Mother Superior Reinhild Pursche (G-East), Sen. Sr. Deaconess Anke Frickmann (G-West), Mother Superior Sr. Hildegund Fieg (G-South), Sen. Sr. Roswitha Buff (G-South), Rector Mag. Christa Schrauf (A), KR Dr. Christine-Ruth Müller (Secretary General).

Berlin/Bern on September 21, 2012

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KR Dr. Christine-Ruth Müller
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