SETIF (Algeria)- The fourth national conference Sheikh Fodil el Ourtilani (1906-1959), entitled "Moderation in the Thought of Fodil el Ourtilani," will open Sunday in Setif, Nabil Ghendouss, the event's coordinator, said Tuesday.
The two-day conference is organized by the provincial Culture Department of Setif (300-km east of Algiers) in collaboration with the sub-prefecture of Beni Ourtilan, and in coordination with the region's scholars.
The event will be jointly held in the community arts centre and the commune of Beni Ourtilan, the source said.
The meeting, to bring together twenty historians representing seven Algerian universities, will be an opportunity to discuss all aspects relating to the activities of Sheikh Fodil el Ourtilani and to honour Sheikh El Taher Ait Alget, the source said.
On the sidelines of the event, Setif's Culture Department will held a contest about the best paper on the illustrious reformist imam, opened to students in primary, middle and high schools in Beni Ourtilan.