The outreach segment also plays a prominent role for the professorship, as the topics of Eastern Christian Studies are of high political, social, cultural and (inter-)religious relevance. Political events in the home countries of our students (e.g. “Arab Spring”, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, war in Ukraine) are almost without exception permeated by or linked to religiously motivated discussions and tensions. It should also be kept in mind that about three million members of Oriental, Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches are living in Germany today. It is important to raise awareness of these connections. Therefore, the professorship also pursues a “third mission”, namely to provide critically reflected information and to stimulate the outreach of scientific knowledge into society. This means that the academics working at the professorship enter into a reciprocal interaction with the public in order to demonstrate the relevance of their “small subject”, especially for society.