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Diakonisches Werk der EKD
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(Diaconal Ministry [= DW] of the Evangelical Church in Germany). The DW of the EKD came into being when the “Central Committee for Inland Mission of the German Evangelical Church (DEK)” (formed in 1848) merged with the “Zentralbüro des Hilfswerks der EKD” (Head Office of the EKD Relief Organization), which had been founded in 1945 on the initiative of E. Gerstenmaier. The DW was given its definitive legal form in 1975. The corresponding institution of the DW of the EKD in the German Democratic Republic was the “Diakonisches Werk – Innere M…

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Strohm, Theodor, “Diakonisches Werk der EKD”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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