Welcome to the Homepage of Rev. Dr. Claudia and Rev. Dr. Dirk Haarmann,
Currently, we serve as ministers of two congregations in the Swiss Alps, namely Sils im Domleschg and Mutten (www.kirche-sils.ch
). From 2010 to 2015 we led the 'Theological Institute for Advocacy and Research in Africa' (TARA) of the Lutheran Communion in Southern Africa (LUCSA) and served as Pastors of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia (ELCRN). From 2003 to April 2010, we founded the Desk for Social Development (DfSD) of the ELCRN. In that position, we co-ordinated the BIG Coalition campaign and the BIG pilot project in Otjivero/Namibia (www.bignam.org
). Before, we studied social development and theology in Southern Africa and Germany, and worked, inter alia, for the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), two South African Government Commissions and the South African Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Social Development.
Our webpage puts together some highlights, research projects, publications and pictures of our work and provides links to other organisations in the field.
Please feel free to contact us. We are happy to exchange experience and assist, where we can. Towards a better world for all!