As a complex human activity, pilgrimage has much broader meanings nowadays. It may embody a range of activities from small-scale community walking to local sanctuary or monuments to journeys to sacred places as acts of spiritual and religious devotion. The book ‘The many voices of pilgrimage and reconciliation’ is an outcome of the Sacred Journeys 2nd Global Conference, held in Mansfield College, Oxford, July 2015. With an interdisciplinary approach, the conference covers a range of issues including peace, literature, human rights, gender, justice, equality and politics. Reflected by the title and well debated and represented, the book focuses on the significance of the sacred journey for reconciliation.