Professor Elisabeth Naurath holds the Chair of Religious Education and Didactics at the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences at the University of Augsburg, Germany. She pursued her studies in Protestant Theology at the universities of Munich, Göttingen and Heidelberg. She completed her doctorate in Practical Theology with her dissertation focusing on Pastoral Care as Body Care: Perspectives of a Body-Oriented Hospital Pastoral Care (summa cum laude). Her habilitation thesis explored the topic of Compassion as a Key to Ethical Education in Religious Education. She was ordained as a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran faith in 2008.

The core focus of Professor Naurath’s chair centers around interreligious learning as a means of fostering peace education. This professional orientation aligns great with her work for Religions for Peace, where she founded a local ‘Religions for Peace’ group in Augsburg-Schwaben as a women’s group dedicated to empowering women’s voices in interreligious cooperation. She was elected as Chair of Religions for Peace Germany and as a Member on the Board of Religions for Peace Europe in 2021.

Currently, Professor Naurath’s research focuses on the issue of Religions and the Climate Crises: Religions as actors for Climate Justice. Additionally, she is a Member of the Standing Commission on Nurturing a Sustainable Environment of Religions for Peace International.