The First International Conference highlighted the role of spirituality and religion in social work education and practice. The subthemes of the seminar were religious foundations of social work profession, spirituality, religion and ethics in social work, spiritual and religious dimensions of social work practice, spiritually sensitive social work, philanthropic social work, inter-connection between spirituality and social work, faith based organisations and social work profession, and world religions, spirituality and social harmony. Altogether 37 papers were presented in 14 sessions.109 registered participants including delegates from International and national level organizations took part in the Conference. The deliberations during the conference emphasized that the dedication, motivation and commitment for social work practice are mostly derived from our religious teaching and spiritual experience. This International Conference underlined the proven connection between religion, spirituality and social work.
Some glimpses of the first International Conference are given below: