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10th Annual International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage (IRTP) Conference

juillet 18th, 2018 Posted in Africa, Asia, Europe, France, Indian Ocean, Middle East, North Africa, North America, South America

compostelle colloque fournie


The International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage organized by the Institute for Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage (IRTP) in conjunction with the International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage (IJRTP) and University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and ANTE (Analisis Territorial) took place  from 27th – 30th June 2018 at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Santiago, Spain.

compstelle presentation Fournie

 The aim of the conference was to provide both empirical and personal insights into the changing nature of religion in society and to further the debate for both policy-makers and academics to consider these evolving challenges within the future development of faith tourism and pilgrimage. Among the papers which were presented, one dealing with the use of Competitive Intelligence to analyze the where abouts of the Wali Songo, the nine saints or nine friends of God, that according to tradition initiated the islamisation of Java in the XV and XVI centuries was particularly interesting bacause it opens the way to social cohesion and development of peace . The presetation of this paper was done by Pierre Fournie (see photography on the left) (Associate Researcher at Paris Est Marne la Vallée University, DICEN). The abstract of the paper is available here.

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