What is DIAKONIA? DIAKONIA World Federation constitutes an ecumenical network of diaconal groups. It was founded in the Netherlands in 1947 as a symbol of reconciliation after the experience of World War II. Diaconal work establishes a connection between church and society. It overcomes denominational boundaries. It is committed to furthering mutual relationships of respect and solidarity by working together. For information or to register for the assembly, go to Diakonia.