Not only in Pakistan but also in many other countries, the role of religion is increasingly becoming an important consideration for understanding human behavior, especially in culturally diverse communities. Despite the secular values of modern society, the religious behavior of communities has been of interest to social planners, economists, politicians, scientists, and even the intellectual community. It seems that religion still has a significant role in many areas and phases of human life and social interaction.
Signs of the persistent significance of religion for international relations and relations between the internal socio-political arrangements of nations and individuals are leading to the realization that the study of religion can offer useful insights into modern realities. Recognition of the influence of religion on large sections of society throughout the world may also provide some explanation for the grievances and frustrations that have led to religious violence in recent times.
This biannual journal is one effort to study the role of religion in the contemporary world. It is published by the School of Religion & Philosophy at Minhaj University Lahore, Pakistan. Its contributors address some crucial areas in the study of religion, both keeping in mind the local context with its debates and discussions and also remaining alert to the global exigencies that impact the region and its scholarship on religion and its links with other socio-cultural developments.
This journal attempts to disseminate what various scholars and researchers from across the world have to share. The articles in the South Asian Journal of Religion & Philosophy have been written by authors living in the Asian region and the global North who believe that the study of religion and society will keep the discussion healthy, energizing, and productive.