Sophia Margarethe Schäfer, dipl.theol.


Frobenius-Institut für kulturanthropologische Forschung

Norbert-Wollheim-Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Tel.: +49-(0)-69-79833241

Email: soschaefspam prevention@em.uni-frankfurt.de


C 04: Religious Speech as a Resource in South and Central Asia Indoctrination, Medialisation and Commercialisation


Academic Education

since July 2018 Research assistant at the SFB 1070 ResourceCultures in project C04
2016 - 2018 Vicariate (EKHN) in Lollar, Mentor: Rev. Petra Assmann-Daum, completed with the 2nd Theological Examination
March - April 2016

Study visit in Vidyajyothi, jesuit seminar und ISA (Islamic Studies Association) in Delhi, Indien; CISRS (Christian Institute for the Study of Religion and Society) and VISTHAR (Civil Society Organization committed to social justice and peace) in Bangalore, Indien

2015 - 2016 Study of Islam and interreligious dialogue with a degree in Postal   
Graduate Diploma at the Henry Martyn Institute (HMI), Hyderabad, India with scholarship of the Martin-Niemöller-Foundation (EKHN)
SoSe 2015 Church Examination, EKHN; Diploma in Protestant Theology at the Ruprecht-Karl-Universität Heidelberg
WS 2013/14 - SoSe 2015 Ruprecht-Karl-University Heidelberg, Study of Protestant Theology
March - May 2014 Employment as student assistant at the Chair of Systematic Theology at the RKU Heidelberg, Prof. Michael Welker
WS 2011/12 - SoSe 2013 Humboldt University of Berlin, Studies of Protestant Theology
June 2008 - July 2011 Employment as student assistant at the Chair of Religious and Missionary Studies of the Evangelical Theological Faculty at the JGU Mainz, Prof. Hans Wißmann
April - Oct. 2011 Employment as student assistant at the Chair of New Testament at the University of Mainz, Prof. Ruben Zimmermann
WS 2007/08 - SoSe 2011 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, study of Protestant theology (goal: church examination), intermediate examination September 2011
Sept. 2006 - Aug. 2007 Volunteer service as "MaZ" in the street children project Yuva Jyothi of the Indian Centre for Integrated Development (ICID) in Nagpur, India




F. Binsch/S. Schäfer, Was machen Sie an Karfreitag?. In: Cursor_ Zeitschrift Für Explorative Theologie, VS: Viral, 07.04.2020. https://cursor.pubpub.org/pub/binsch-schaefer-karfreitag


S. Schäfer/B. Ince,  “Christians pray only when someone dies” or “He said the evil Allahuakbar word! HELP!!!”. Religious Cooperative Learning | Year 3 to 4 |. In: N. Hofmann-Driesch/C. M./U. Martini,/M. Ullrich (Ed.), Religion Gemeinsam Lernen. Kooperation im Religionsunterricht. rpi-impulse 3/17 (2017). https://www.rpi-ekkw-ekhn.de/home/rpi-impulse/2017/317/


S. Schäfer/R. Prakashvelu/J. Devi/A. Salim (Hrsg.), 366 Ways to Peace, Justice, Reconciliation, in Cooperation with Henry Martyn Institute, Hyderabad, India.

2015 S. Schäfer, Why ≠ Why. Various Motivations for Interreligious Dialogue. Exam paper in Religious and Missionary Studies of the Evangelical Theological Faculty of the JGU Mainz. https://www.academia.edu/33795964/Motivationen_zum_ID_Sophia_Sch%C3%A4fer_2014.pdf



Since January

Board member of the India Partnership of EKHN Propstei Oberhessen with Krishna Godavari (Andhra Pradesh, India)


Research Focuses

  • interfaith dialogue
  • global Christianity and intercultural relations
  • India and Indian Religions
  • Preaching and liturgical presence