About the Conference

“The highest education is that which makes our life in harmony with all existence." (Rabindranath Tagore)

Laudato Si calls our attention to the decline in the quality of life, owing to the “brokenness of relationships with our fellow beings (families and societies), the nature (the life-sustaining ecosystems that form our common home) and the Creator God (our common Father); and to the urgency of our renewed solidarity (harmony) with God, neighbours, and the created order, which “is of the order of love” (Pope Francis, 228, 77).


In the Vedic Literature, Rta (in Sanskrit ऋतम्) is considered the principle of harmony. The Rigveda describes Rta as that which is ultimately responsible for the proper functioning of the ‘natural (cosmic), moral (ethical) and religious (spiritual) orders. The trilogy manifests itself in all domains of human experience/knowledge, as pursued in sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Moreover, inthe personal life, harmony (ad intra) is realized through the integration of the cognitive (thoughts), conative (acts) and affective (feelings) dimensions of the self; and harmony (ad extra) through the interplay of the self, other, nature and God.


Quest for harmony has obliged/urgedscientists, philosophers, theologians, academics, professionals, policy makers, and civic groups to reflect loudly and clearly on the possibilities of “a new and universal solidarity” (Laudato Si, 17). Harmony2019 provides scholars from various disciplines (Mythology, Philosophy, Cosmology, Cosmogony, Physics, Astrophysics, Mathematics, Ecology,Literature, Education, Art andMusic, Psychology, Counselling, Psychiatry, Sociology, Religions, Scriptures, Theology, Ethics, Law, Management, and Spirituality) a platform to explore scientifically the interface of cosmic, ethical and religious orders in the pursuit of universal harmony.

About theThemes / Sub-Themes


(1) Cosmic Harmony (4) Harmony in General
Cosmology/Cosmogony Harmony as Wellness
Physics/Astrophysics Harmony as Wholeness
Biology/Ecology Harmony as Integration
Any Other Harmony vs Brokenness
(2) Ethical Harmony Harmony vs Fragmentariness
Business/Corporate Sector Harmony as Salvation/Holiness
Management/Administration Harmony vs Chaos
Education/Research Harmony vis a vis Oikos
Media/Cyber Harmony and Mysticism
(3) Religious Harmony Harmony and Spirituality
Hinduism Harmony of Life
Islam Harmony of Beings
Christianity Harmony of Societies
Buddhism/Jainism Harmony of Religions
Taoism/Shintoism Harmony ad Intra (within)
Any Other Any Other

Call for Papers

Harmony2019 provides scholars from various disciplines (Mythology, Philosophy, Cosmology, Cosmogony, Physics, Astrophysics, Mathematics, Ecology, Literature, Education, Art and Music, Psychology, Counselling, Psychiatry, Sociology, Religions, Scriptures, Theology, Ethics, Law and Management and Spirituality) a platform to explore scientifically the interface of cosmic, ethical and religious orders in the pursuit of universal harmony.

In connection with the Golden Jubilee of Christ University (1969-2019), we are indeed privileged to invite all scholars - scientists, academics, professionals and policy makers -who can identify with one or other themes of this conference, to make a presentation at the International Conference Harmony2019.

  • We do welcome Oral, Postal and Theatric Presentations.
  • There shall be a maximum of 20 minutes for Oral Presentation with 10 minutes for questions and discussion.
  • There shall be a maximum of 15 minutes for the Poster and the Theatric presentations.
  • For Theatric Presentation, if required, supporting artists will be made available from the University on prior request.
  • Selected papers, presented at the Harmony2019, shall be edited/reviewed and published in a book form, or in the peer-reviewed journals of Christ University.
  • People without papers are also invited to participate in this conference, and they are requested to serve as session chairs or discussants, as well as informal contributors to the academic quality of this international event.
Abstract Submission
  • 15 March 2018    : Online Abstract Submission opens
  • 15 November 2018 : Online Abstract Submission closes
  • Notification of Abstract Acceptance – Within TWO weeks after Submission!
Instructions
  • All abstract submissions shall be made through: harmony2019@christuniversity.in or frkurian@christuniversity.in
  • All abstracts shall be written in English.
  • The abstract text shall be within 2000 characters and typeface: Arial Type, 12p, single space.
  • The abstract title shall be brief (max 2 lines allowed in ‘Title Case” format) and indicate the nature of investigation.
  • The abstract shall be as original and informative as possible.
  • It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract. Any error in spelling, grammar, facts or ideas will be reproduced as typed by the author.
  • Submitted abstracts can be seen and modified within the whole period of the abstract submission online.


Instruction for Speakers
  • PowerPoint or PDF presentations are accepted on CD-ROM, DVD or USB memory cards. Version MS PowerPoint 2007 or 2010 is recommended.
  • One page Bio-data/Curriculum Vitae shall be submitted along with the abstract.

Registration Details

Registration is required for all conference participants. It is recommended to make the registration on line(see below),or by using the Application Form. Early registration will be closed on 30 September 2018. Any registration and payment received after that date will be accepted as standard registration. Confirmation will be sent to all participants by the Conference Organizers upon receipt of registration and payment.

Foreign Delegates/Participants

  • Registration can also be paid in USD


The Registration Fee includes
  • Access to all conference sessions

  • Delegate Bag with Final Programme

  • Abstract Volume

  • Opening Ceremony (Wednesday, 09 January, 2019)

  • Lunch (all the days 09 – 12 January, 2019)

  • Coffee/tea, snacks (all the days 09 – 12, 2019)

  • Welcome Dinner (Wednesday, 09 January, 2019)

  • Cultural Evening with Dinner (Thursday, 10 January, 2019)

  • Gala Dinner (Friday, 11 January, 2019)

  • Access to Book Fair cum Exhibition

  • Valedictory of Harmony2019                                                                                                            



Accompanying Person’s Fee includes
  • Opening Ceremony (Wednesday, 09 January, 2019)

  • Coffee/tea, snacks

  • Welcome Dinner (Wednesday, 09 January, 2019)

  • Cultural Evening with Dinner (Thursday, 10 January, 2019)

  • Gala Dinner (Friday, 11 January, 2019)

  • Access to Book Fair cum Exhibition

  • Valedictory of Harony2019

  • For Lunch, please get the coupon from the ‘Conference             Office’ on payment.







Indian Delegates/Participants
Early Bird
Registration with Accommodation :
Rs. 5000/-
Registration without Accommodation :
Rs.3000/-
  • Until 30 September, 2018

Standard
Registration with Accommodation :
Rs. 5500/-
Registration without Accommodation :
Rs.3500/-
  • Until 15 November, 2018


  • ** Accommodation : Double Room with Shower/WC
  • Those who need Single Room with Shower/WC, Kindly contact : harmony2019@christuniversity.in


The Registration Fee includes
  • Access to all conference sessions

  • Delegate Bag with Final Programme

  • Abstract Volume

  • Opening Ceremony (Wednesday, 09 January, 2019)

  • Lunch (all the days 09 – 12 January, 2019)

  • Coffee/tea, snacks (all the days 09 – 12, 2019)

  • Welcome Dinner (Wednesday, 09 January, 2019)

  • Cultural Evening with Dinner (Thursday, 10 January, 2019)

  • Gala Dinner (Friday, 11 January, 2019)

  • Access to Book Fair cum Exhibition

  • Valedictory of Harmony2019                                                                                                            


     Please note that the conference organizers do not provide support for other meals, travelling or housing.

     Registration without Accommodation

     The participants must arrange their travel and book their hotels themselves.

Payment
a) Bank transfer
  • Account holder’s name : Christ University (CU)
  • Bank : The South Indian Bank Ltd. (Christ University, Hosur Road, Dharmaram College P.O., Bangalore – 560 029, Karnataka, India)
  • Account Number : 0396 0530 0001 5003
  • Swift Code : S0ININ55
  • IFSC Code : SIBL0000396
b) Cheque or Demand Draft, in favour of Christ University is to be sent to:
    Dr. Kurian Kachappilly CMI
    Convener – Harmony2019,
    Christ University, Hosur Road,
    Bangalore – 560 029, Karnataka, INDIA.

  • All charges due to bank transfers have to be paid by the sender.
  • Please indicate Harmony2019, and the name of the participant(s)

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Accommodation RegistrationDetails


Name of the Address Type of Room Price/Night Distance
1. Christ Guest House
Bangalore – 560 029, India.
Ph. 91-80-4012 9443
E-mail:cedbec@christuniversity.in
19 - Single Rooms
with shower/WC
€ 45/Night Campus
24 - Double Rooms
with shower/WC
€ 35/Person
2. Christ K.E. House
Bangalore – 560 029, India.
Ph. 91-80-4012 9443
E-mail:cedbec@christuniversity.in
18 - Single Rooms
€ 45/Night Campus
3.Christ Jonas Hall
Bangalore – 560 029, Bangalore
E-mail: cedbec@christuniversity.in
37 – Single Rooms
With Shower/WC
€ 45/Night Campus
30 - Double Rooms
With Shower/WC
€ 35/Night
4. Christ BG Rooms
Bangalore – 560 029, India.
E-mail:cedbec@christuniversity.in
22 Double Rooms
With Shower/WC
€ 30/Person 3 kms (Pick up)
5. S. J. Academy Guest House
Bangalore – 560 034, India.
Ph. 91-80- 4102 9443
E-mail: cedbec@christuniversity.in
150 - Single Rooms with shower/WC € 40/Night 3 kms (Pick up)

All payments should preferably be made in Euro or its equivalent in U.S. Dollar. As on January 20, 2018, 1.00 EUR = 1.22 USD
Please note that the conference organizers do not provide support for other meals, travelling or housing. The participants must arrange their travel and book their hotels themselves.


Accommodation Registration

Event Partner

  • The term “Event Partner” is used to mean ‘an institution/organization, or a person in-charge, or both’, which/who will be a partner in the organization of common events, such as conference, seminar, workshop, sessions, etc.
  • ‘Event Partnership’ is envisaged to ensure ‘continuity’ in the organization of events, preferably once in two/three years, on relevant themes of common concern.
  • ‘Event Partner’ shall be the ‘contact’ person in his/her respective region or country.
  • ‘Event Partner’ shall publicize the events, and mobilize at least 3-4 participants for the events jointly organized.
  • ‘Event Partner’ shall encourage at least 2-3 members to present scientific papers at the events jointly organized.
  • If agreed upon among the partners, the delegates/presenters could be offered FREE boarding and lodging during the conference days! However, all participants have to pay the Registration Fees, as indicated in the Website.
  • ‘Event Partner’ shall be actively involved in conducting the events, assuming responsibilities, like chairing the session, monitoring the programme, collaborating with the local organizers, etc.
  • Name/s and other details of the ‘Event Partner’ shall be published in the official Website of the conference: www.harmony2019.in

Committee Members

Patron
Dr. Paul Achandy CMI
(Prior General of CMI Congregation)
Advisory Board
Dr. George Edayadiyil CMI
(Rector and Chancellor, Christ, Bangalore)
Dr. Thomas C. Mathew
(Vice Chancellor, Christ, Bangalore)
Dr. Paulachan Kochappilly
(President, DVK, Bangalore)
Dr. Abraham V.M
(Pro-Vice Chancellor, Christ, Bangalore)
Dr. Anil Joseph Pinto
(Registrar, Christ, Bangalore)
Dr. Mathijs Lamberigts
(Dean, Faculty of Theology, KUL)
Dr. Gerd Van Riel
(Dean, Institute of Philosophy, KUL)
Dr. Robert Grebner
(FHWS, Wuerzburg, Germany)
Dr. Harald Suermann
(Director, MWI, Aachen)
Fr. Sebastian Mathai
(Principal, Christ Junior College)
Fr. Jobi Xavier T
(Finance Officer, Christ, Bangalore)
Executive Committee
Dr. Kurian Kachappilly
(Convener, Harmony2019)
Dr. Kennedy Andrew Thomas
(Event Manager)
Dr. Benny Thomas
(Academics Manager)
Dr. Jose Kizhakkekuttu
(Academics Manager)
Dr. Tomy K. Kallarackal
(Reception Manager)
Dr. Joby Thomas
(Reception Manager)
Mr. P. Bhaskar
(Registration Manager)
Mr. Kerwin Savio Nigli
(Hospitality Manager)
Mr. Manoj T Thomas
(Web Manager)
International Committee
Dr. Johan Tavernier
(Faculty of Theology, KUL, Belgium)
Dr. Stephane Symons
(Institute of Philosophy, KUL, Belgium)
Dr. Annette Meuthrath
(Institute of Missiology Missio, Germany)
Dr. Gabrielle Wood
(Christopher Newport University, USA)
Dr. Gabriele Saueressig
(FHWS, Wuerzburg, Germany)
Dr. Antoon Geels
(University of Lund, Sweden)
Dr. Yutaka Tanaka
(Sophia University, Tokyo)




Secretaries
Ms. Seema Shaji
Ms Christina
Mr. Vikas Salunke

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