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Sacred Journeys 5th Global Conference: Pilgrimage and Beyond

The latest research indicates that more than 400 million people embark annually on traditional pilgrimages in Saudi Arabia, India, Japan, and elsewhere, with the numbers steadily increasing. Pilgrimage is one of the most ancient practices of humankind and is associated with a great variety of religious and spiritual traditions, beliefs and sacred geographies. As a global phenomenon, pilgrimage facilitates interaction between and among diverse peoples from countless cultures, occupations, and walks of life. In the 5th Global Conference, we will continue to explore the many personal, interpersonal, intercultural, and international dimensions of these often profound events. This includes similarities and differences in the practice in Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Taoism, and other traditions, as well as secular pilgrimage. The impact of the internet and globalization, pilgrimage as protest, and pilgrimage and peace building, among others, are all topics of interest, as are the concepts of the internal pilgrimage and the journey of self-discovery.


A Call for Proposals is currently out with a deadline of Wednesday, 28 February, 2018. Learn more at 

All Day Thursday July 05, 2018
All Day Friday July 06, 2018
IU Europe Gateway, Building B, 27 Gneisenaustraße, Berlin, Berlin 10961
Ian McIntosh
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$150 USD
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Chadwick Co Sy Su, University of the Philippines Manila:
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IU Europe Gateway
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