International Conference on Social Responsibility and World Religions (SRWR 2018)

20th - 21st October 2018, Minhaj University Lahore, Pakistan

Program Book ------- Abstract Book

Theme: The Social Responsibility of the Religions

Call for Paper

Religions are concerned not only with life in the world to come but have a social responsibility for the enhancement of human life in this world. Followers of these religions need constant reminders of their social responsibilities. The first step the religions need to take is to recognize and articulate the socio-political, ethical, environmental and gender issues of people in the modern world. Religions that do not express these issues convincingly may have weak coherence with a younger generation of adherents. The aim of this conference is to provide a platform for the articulation of social responsibility from a religious perspective. The conference will raise awareness of the responsibility that world religions have to speak out on social justice. The conference will also seek ways in which the religions can work together to address issues of social responsibility that they have in common.


  1. What is the responsibility of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism to speak out on local and global issues of social justice?
  2. What do the religions say about specific social issues such as the increasing population of the world, the role of the media, the importance of freedom of speech and care for the environment?
  3. What are the social and political rights of modern citizens in society?
  4. How do the religions view democracy and the participation of social minorities in society?
  5. What can the religions say about the changing role of women in society?
  6. How can the religions support women empowerment?
  7. What is the connection between spirituality and social responsibility?
  8. How can the religions nourish the spiritual life of a social activist?
  9. According to the world religions, what responsibility do the newly emerging sciences have towards issues facing the modern world?
  10. The religions & their responsibility for education
  11. The religions & human rights
  12. The religions & their responsibility for fundamentalism.

International Speakers include:

  • Mr. Charles Andrew Hogg (Australia)
  • Dr. Shanthikumar Hettiarachchi (Sri Lanka)
  • Dr. Safiyanu Ishiaku (Nigeria)
  • Prof. Dr. Emmanuel o. Inyama (Nigeria)
  • Dr. Ibrahim Olatunde Uthman (Nigeria)
  • Prof. Dr. Imtiyaz Yusuf (Thailand)
  • Prof. Dr. Mohd. Abdul Rahman Anwari (Bangladesh)
  • Ms. Putri Silaturrahmi (Indonesia)
  • Rusny Istiqomah Sujono (Indonesia)
  • Dr. Nazir Ahmad Zargar (India)
  • Ms. Somayyeh Soleymani (Iran)
  • Norazlina Zakaria (Malaysia)
  • Ms. Siti Sarawati Johar (Malaysia)
  • Dr. Clarence Davedassan (Malaysia)


Conference Research Papers will be published in the university's social sciences journal.

Important Dates

  1. Abstract Deadline: 29th June 2018
  2. Abstract Acceptance Notification: 3rd July 2018
  3. Full Paper Deadline: 17th August 2018
  4. Acceptance Notification: 31st August 2018
  5. Participant Registration Deadline: 15th October 2018
  6. Conference Date: 20th and 21st October 2018

Registration Fees

Presenters from abroad 100/- USD
Local (faculty members) 5000/- PKR
Non-presenter participants 1000/- PKR


Mr. Khurram Shahzad -
Email director.academics@mul.edu.pk

Mr. Sajjad Ahmad -
EMAIL sajjad@mul.edu.pk

Mr. Umair Abbas -
EMAIL umairabbas@mul.edu.pk

Registration of Non-Presenter Participants

Ms. Samreen Khurram Aftab

Mr. Muhammad Omer

Minhaj University Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Email: conferences@mul.edu.pk
Landline: +924235145621-624, +924235233121,
Mobile: +9203034434325

International Conference on Social Responsibility and World Religions (SRWR 2018) Minhaj University Lahore