The Institute for the Study of Christian Social Service (DWI)
As an interdisciplinary research entity the Institute for the Study of Christian Social Service (DWI) focuses on teaching and research in the field of theoretical and practical aspects of ‘diaconia’ and social responsibility of the Church. We therefore provide scientific reflections on the self-perception of ‘diaconia’ and theology.
The close co-operation with other research disciplines such as psychology, medicine, nursing sciences, engineering, social sciences, economics, philosophy or pedagogics and different national and international research institute can be considered a key feature of the DWI.
The DWI is supported by almost all ‘Diakonischen Werken’, by the ‘Diakonie Deutschland’ and many of the regional evangelical churches in Germany.