The Conference aims to provide a platform to document with scientific and methodical researches the efforts of Christians in local contexts to create a new culture based on human values and to propose in an effective way how they could still fulfill their human and social responsibilities of creating a new humanistic ethos amidst the present world beset by the perennial problems, among others poverty, injustice, corruption, the evil effects of globalization and pervasive environmental challenges. Contributing to a new humanistic ethos is seen here an articulation of the social responsibility of Christians. The Conference will raise awareness among those who belong to other religions to speak out and work for a better society based on shared human values. The Conference will also seek ways in which Christians and the followers of other religions can work together to address issues of social responsibility that they have in common to create a new humanistic ethos.
Basing on the aim of the Research Conference “Towards a New Christian Humanistic Ethos”, the following objectives are projected to be achieved:
- to revisit the history of Christianity in local contexts and purview its influence and contribution to create a new human culture and documenting them as well structured scientific research papers.
- to assess the contribution of Christians to safeguarding the values of local cultures, art, architecture and literature from destruction by the colonial powers and by postmodern trend of globalization.
- to defend the value and dignity of each individual human being as a child of God thereby contributing to a new human culture void of any discrimination.
- to appraise the theological contributing of modern Christianity which has formulated rich conceptual foundations to address the issues of gender, cast, political oppression and violation of human rights and to defend the liberty, equality and dignity of the women, children, differently-abled, oppressed and marginalized.
- to elaborate the contribution of recent Christian Theology of Religions based on the documents of Second Vatican Council and to rediscover and affirm in a new way the concept of pluralism, inter-religious living, dialogue and collaboration.
- to facilitate researchers, scholars, resource persons and practitioners to come on a platform and to share their findings about the new trends in Christian thought.
- Abstract Submission Deadline:
20 September 2018Extended to 25 September 2018
- Abstract Acceptance Notification: 30 September 2018
- Full Paper Deadline: 31 October 2018
- Acceptance Notification: 10 November 2018
- Early Bird Registration Deadline: 15 November 2018
- Participant Registration Deadline: 30 November 2018
- Inauguration of the Conference: 07 December 2018