The Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been a landmark document since 1948, influencing worldwide legal, political, and social developments. Among the rights guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the right to freedom of religion. Article 18 states that everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion. A person’s religious freedom includes the right to change his religion or belief and the right to teach, practice, worship, and observe his religion freely, whether alone or with others. Freedom of religion is viewed as a fundamental freedom and is universally accepted and ratified by the international community, being considered the element that underpins all other freedoms. Everyone has the right and privilege to express their beliefs and hopes without coercion, deception, or manipulation. Freedom of religion refers to freedom from persecution, indoctrination, and oppression, freedom from being constrained into adhering to a particular religion or ideology.

Religious freedom contributes substantially to harmonious social cohesion and can be a major pillar for effective international relations and irreplaceable for national and international peace. To mark the 75 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we invite participants to contribute to the topic Universal Human Rights Declaration and Religious Freedom – 75 Years of History of Promoting Freedoms. This international conference is scheduled around International Day, Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. The event is organized by the UNEQUAL World Research Center, IPSEC, and UN Liaison Office for IRLA and SDA. The conference aims to bring together researchers, speakers from international organizations, religious leaders, and diplomats to share views and experiences as well as to discuss trends, concerns, and challenges related to the Universal Human Rights Declaration and Religious Freedom.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Submission for the conference starts on January 16, 2023
  • Abstract deadline: July 25, 2023
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: 1 week after submission
  • Conference Days: will be provided later on 

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION

The conference will be hosted online. All virtual presentations will be given live, via Zoom.

THIS CONFERENCE IS FREE OF CHARGE.

BOOK OF ABSTRACTS – August 2023

The accepted abstracts for presentation will be published in the Book of Abstracts with ISBN 978-1-945298-51-6. The abstract must be submitted and presented in English. The abstract must be between 250 and 300 words indicating the research’s purpose/significance, methods, findings, and conclusions. The reviewing process does not include the correction of grammatical errors. Notification of acceptance/rejection will be sent to you by email one week after receiving your abstract.

 

CONFERENCE TOPICS

Religious Freedom, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Human Rights, Social Justice, Pluralist Society, Faith and Development, Legal Studies, Diversity and Equality Studies, Migration and Refugees, Freedom of Thought and Religion, Ethnicity, Racial Justice, History, Diplomacy Studies, Politics and Mass Media, Information and Communication Technologies, Right to Education, Multiculturalism, Education, Freedom of Movement and Residence, Forms of Government, Legal Studies, Social Media and Internet Communication, Demography, Right to Asylum, Peace and Conflict Studies, Artificial Intelligence, Globalism, Right to Work, Human Development, Sustainability Science, Women & Learning, Right to Privacy, Right to Life, Non-Discrimination, Right to nationality, Cultural and Spiritual Development, Multiculturalism, and any other topic related to hate speech, religious freedom and freedom of expression.

HOW TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE?

  1. You will need to submit your abstract here: religiousfreedom.education/submission
  2. The abstract must be sent according to the requirements of the organizers (see details here: religiousfreedom.education/author-guidelines)
  3. You will receive an email with acceptance or rejection of your abstract in about 7-10 days from sending it through the form you can find on the site.
  4. After acceptance, you don’t have to do anything else, you are already registered. Just make sure you are ready for your conference presentation.
  5. About a week before the conference date, you will receive an email with the conference Zoom access details. Also, a schedule will be created one week before the conference.

Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for additional information.