10d. Religion and Sustainable Development

Track Chairs

  • Prof. Dato’ Dr. Fariza Md. Sham, Institute of Islam Hadhari, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia & Faculty of Islamic Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia farisham@ukm.edu.my
  • Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Nazrul Anuar Nayan, Institute of Islam Hadhari, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia & Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment nazrul@ukm.edu.my
  • Ts. Dr. Farah Ayuni Mohd Hatta, Institute of Islam Hadhari, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia farahayuni@ukm.edu.my
  • Dr. Suhair Mohammad Husein Abbas Kamoona, Al- Manara College for Medical Sciences, Maysan, Iraq suhair19656@gmail.com

Goals/objectives and areas of the track

This track aims to explore the critical role of religion in advancing sustainable development, with a special focus on the interrelationship between religion and the other themes of the conference that relate to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Exploring the role of religion in advancing sustainable development is of utmost importance, as it can have a powerful influence on beliefs and practices that can support the success of global initiatives for poverty alleviation, social justice and inclusivity, environmental justice, and among other objectives of the SDGs.

This track provides a platform for scholars, researchers, and practitioners from diverse fields to participate in a dynamic and engaging discussion and share their insights and experiences on the interconnections between religion and sustainable development, as well as to inspire new ideas and collaborations that can advance the SDGs and build a sustainable world. Through this track, we seek to better understand how religious beliefs, values, ethics and practices shape sustainable development in different contexts.

Contributions related to the religion and faith areas are welcome, but not limited to:

  1. Improving Holistic Health and Well-being
  2. Responding to Environmental Challenges
  3. Promoting Innovative Religious Teaching and Learning
  4. Alleviating Poverty and Improving Food Security
  5. Building Resilient and Sustainable Communities
  6. Empowering Economic Development
  7. Addressing Social Inequality and Discrimination
  8. Peacebuilding and Justice
  9. Advancing Cutting-edge Technologies
  10. Celebrating Diverse Culture, Art, and Heritage
  11. Advancing Justice, Human Rights, and Dignity

Length and content of the proposed abstract to the track

Each proposed abstract (in connection to an area pointed out above) of between 300 and 500 words (including all aspects),

  1. shall be best organized (without headlines) along the usual structure: introduction, methods, findings or results, and discussion/conclusions.
  2. should include references.
  3. shall provide a final section indicating
    1. how the proposed abstract relates to the sustainable development goals SDGs and SDG-targets (e.g. “SDG +Target: 4.1.”).
    2. briefly how the proposed contribution relates to the theme of the Conference – “Half-way through Agenda 2030Assessing the 5Ps of SDG(people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership)

Abstracts which do not outline points 3.a.) AND 3.b.) might be considered less relevant in the Review.

Potential publication channels

With regard to potential publications, depending on the number and quality of contributions, diverse publication opportunities will be envisaged.


For information about how to send in your abstract and more information: https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/stages/5382/submitter