One of the guiding principles for work at Shanti can be summed up in the words of German theologist Dietrich Bonhoeffer:

“It may be that Judgement Day comes tomorrow. That's when we are happy to set aside our work for a better future. But not until then.”

Website Operator:
Shanti Leprahilfe Dortmund e.V.
Olpketalstr. 63
D-44229 Dortmund
Phone/Fax: +49 (0) 231 736914
E-Mail: info(at)

Board of Directors:
Marianne Grosspietsch (Chairwoman)
Christa Schaaf, Heinke Reuter, Bärbel Puchert
E-Mail: marianne(att)
VR Dortmund 4227

Responsible for contents in accordance with § 6 MDStV:
Christa Schaaf, Phone +49 (0) 231 571567

Hilbig Strübbe Partner
Agency for Design und Communication
Sydowstraße 39
D-45731 Waltrop
Phone +49 (0) 2309 9631-0
Email: info(att)

Designteam: Julia Steffens, Sarah Hruschka, Carsten Strübbe

Concept, Text, Photos
Press Office Annette Bopp
Stemmeshay 19
D-22045 Hamburg
Phone +49 (0) 669 78 223
Fax +49 (0) 669 78 224
Email: pressebuero(att)

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References to websites from other operators are presented here and on other pages on this website because website visitors may find them helpful or informative. Some of these websites are also linked here. These links serve solely as a convenient way to access the page. An evaluation of external pages with regard to quality, accuracy or legal permissibility is not intended through linking. We also state that the operators of the websites linked here can always change the contents of their sites without our knowledge. As a result, it may be possible that information referred to is no longer available when visitors go to these websites.