"Religion and Sustainability"


The human desire and ambition touch and reach almost every area of engagement. We take everything from the earth. Excessive consumption also destroys the natural balance: the soil loses its nutrients, the water reserves shrink and contaminated, until the atmospheric layers are thin and hollow. This phenomenon continues along with the development of technology, people are even more indiscriminate in the exploitation of nature for the needs of capital and business. Climate change, the greenhouse effect, the contamination of water sources, deforestation are few examples due to human greed. On the other hand, in the socio cultural aspects of the polarization of takfirism to terrorism eroding the values of local wisdom and culture, it becomes a great challenge to maintain the sustainability and harmonious sustainability of life between humans and nature.

Various circles have been, are, and will continue to strive to anticipate the negative impact of exploitative and deconstructive civilization. They come from individual or groups, governmental or non-governmental organizations. In addition to coming from various circles, environmental care movement is also initiated and driven by various agents, deploying institutional and cultural approaches. One of the cultural approach of the environmental preservation movement is the religious approach. Regardless of the pros and cons of the potential role of religion in encouraging the sustainability movement to preserve the universe and its civilization, manay believe that religion can actually play a significant role because of the theological power of the noble values it possesses. For example D. Orr (2002), and J. McDaniel (2002) believe that religion in its substantive teachings can help humans to live with more respect for nature and appreciate life itself. (Alisse Garner and Jay McDaniel, Conservation Biology, Vol. 17, No. 4 [Aug., 2003], pp. 946-947) In each religion is taught the importance of wisdom, love, patience, understanding and empathy. These theological values of noble values are indispensable values for building awareness of the importance of health and environmental sustainability

The question is, how far is this religious relation and sustainability connected? Or how can religion play a role in efforts to preserve nature? How should religion play or play in these efforts? In the second relationship, how do the media or the media play a role in the same efforts?

Based on the above explanation, it is necessary to provide a scientific forum such as a colloquium that will appeal to them -individual scholars, practitioners, policy makers, especially post graduate students to present their experiences, research findings, sharing ideas and experiences. For the nature of the object being discussed is interdisciplinary, the Post-Graduate School (SPS) of Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University, Jakarta is called to organize International Colloquium on Interdisciplinary Studies 2018 (ICIIS 2018) with the theme "Religion and Sustainability".


The Graduate School of Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University, Jakarta invites lecturers, experts, observers, researchers, activists and students from various universities throughout Indonesia to participate actively in discussing important issues on Sustainability and Religion in the world, especially in Indonesia. Enthusiasts are welcome to submit article that are ready to be presented in this academic discussion

The topics cover the following issues:

1) Religious Doctrines and Sustainability;
2) Social and Cultural Movement and Sustainability;
3) Religion and Sustainability: Methodological Issues;
4) Institutions and The Efforts to Sustain the Nature;
5) Technological Innovation and Sustainability;
6) Religion, Gender, and the Issues of Sustainability;
7) Religion, Sustainability, and Media;
8) Politics, Religion and Sustainability;
9) Islamic Civilization and Environmental Issues;
10) Religion, Popular culture, and Environmental Issues;
11) Religion, Science and Sustainability;
12) Religion, Information Technology and Sustainability.


The Conference will be held on 9-10 October 2018 at Graduate School UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta

Important Dates

Full Manuscript Submission:
July 31, 2018

Notification of Acceptance:
August 15, 2018

Final Camera Ready :
September 28, 2018

Registration Deadline :
August 25– September 28, 2018

Conference Date :
October 9-10, 2018

Paper Submission


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