July 9-11 Conference: Sacred Journeys: Pilgrimage and Beyond, UK

July 9, 2014 9:00 amtoJuly 11, 2014 5:00 pm

A conference on Sacred Journeys and Pilgrimage will take place Wednesday 9th July – Friday 11th July 2014, Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

This conference on Sacred Journeys and Pilgrimage will explore all aspects of the practice, from its nationalistic aspects, as with Medjugorje in Bosnia, to economic and development aspects, the impact of the internet and globalisation, pilgrimage as protest (as with Gandhi’s salt march or the Dalit(Untouchable) leader Dr. Ambedkar’s pilgrimage to fresh water sources, and so on. The similarities and differences in the practice of sacred journeys and pilgrimage in Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, and other religions and spiritual traditions, all the way to secular sites such as Graceland will be considered.

For further details of the conference,  please visit the website.

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