Summarized by Eileen Bell
Believers rise above conflicts, build Diakonia close to Home
Spokane WA Spokesman-Review 12Dec99 D1
By Cynthia Taggart: Staff writer
The LDS Church is participating in an interfaith program underway
in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho. The Diakonia movement is geared at
having worshippers help improve their community. Co-founder
Lidwin Dime says "Religion is there to help faith grow. If you
believe, you can't sit still. You need to go out to others and serve."
(The name comes from the Greek word for service.)
The eleven church Diakonia group has been together for two and
a half years. They've stated their opposition to the white supremacist
movement and helped build the availability of low-cost child care
in Coeur D'Alene.
Next Sunday, the churches will present an interfaith, Bible-based,
Christmas program at North Idaho College. Only one performance
was scheduled, but when tickets were grabbed quickly, a second
performance was added.