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Social Justice Programme

Diakonia Council of Churches

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2008–May 31, 2010
  • Location Durban, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

The Diakonia Council of Churches is an ecumenical organization consisting of member churches and church agencies in KwaZulu-Natal. It works through the churches promoting effective engagement in social justice issues. By convening workshops, seminars, and briefings at the community level and disseminating educational materials, the council has fostered peace, healing, and reconciliation; increased participation in democratic governance; advocated for socioeconomic rights of the poor; promoted gender awareness and equity; and enabled effective responses to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. This grant will support continuation of these social justice programs for the next two years.