Register for the Al-Mustafa Open University (MOU) hosted conference 'Capacity and Impact of Cyberspace in Promoting Religious Education'


Al-Mustafa Open University (MOU) is the virtual study branch of Al-Mustafa International University,with aiming to disseminate religious studies and to advance interfaith dialogue through cyberspace. The university intends to hold its first international conference under the title of “Capacity and Impact of Cyberspace in Promoting Religious Education”,in order to bring together academics and researchers to discuss about the capacity of web-based and virtual education and to exchange ideas regarding the ways to promote Religious Studies in cyberspace with no limitation of time and place.

Original proposals are welcome from professors,scholars,and graduate students. Submissions are invited on topics including,but not limited to:

  • Educational capacities of cyberspace;

  • The role of cyberspace in interfaith dialogue;

  • The role of cyberspace in developing and strengthening peaceful interfaith coexistence;

  • Cultural impacts of  virtual system on the behavior of religious studies students;

  • Analysis of the status quo of religious education on cyberspace;

  • The role of states and religious organizations in web-based teachings (in order to promote religious education);

  • Strategies of institutions for web-based religious education;

  • The mutual role of virtual and face-to-face education in transferring religious knowledge;

  • Analysis of  the level of promoting religious education in web-based teachings;

  • Opportunities and challenges of  religious education based on new communication technologies;

  • The impact of applications on religious education (particularly digital libraries and data banks);

  • Analysis of web-based religious education;

  • Religious education in cyberspace in the contemporary world;

  • Last achievements of religious education in cyberspace;

  • New technologies and their role in the development of web-based religious education;

  • Future studies of religious education based on virtual learning.


The languages of the Conference will be Persian and English,but Papers will be accepted in seven languages (Persian,Arabic,Azeri,Turkish,Urdu,English and French). The duration of each selected paper will be 20 minutes,followed by ten minutes of questions and answers.

Papers should not have been presented or published previously. Selected papers will be considered for publication in MOU Journal of Pure Life.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is on 20 Jun. 2017 (submissions are now opened). Please submit an abstract of no more than 350 words,and a biographical statement (a personal statement of no more than 200 words detailing your current work,education,research interests,and previous publications or research projects),to the following website,email,or postal address:

Research Department,Al-Mustafa Open University
Saheli Street,Next to 9 Dey Bridge,Qom City

Tel.   0098-25-32114177

Fax: 0098-25-32613875

website: click here

MOU invites all universities,academic centers,and religious institutions,who are interested in the topic,to establish cooperation with MOU. The help and support of other institutions,will improve the academic level of this conference,and open new perspectives.

NewsRita Chan