Pilgrims' Progress 2008
the research project on
WORLD YOUTH DAY, SYDNEY 2008

Publications

Mason, Michael forthcoming 2014 'For youth, prayer is relationship', in Sociology of Prayer, edited by Giuseppe
  Giordan and Linda Woodhead,  Farnham UK: Ashgate.
        --Appendix I. Details of Multiple Regression Analysis (not included in the book; download from here.)
Mason, Michael 2013, 'Prayer: making the sacred real',  in Annual Review of  the Sociology of Religion,
  Vol 4: Prayer in Religion and Spirituality edited by Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead, Leiden: Brill
Ruth Webber 2012, 'Exploring volunteering of committed young Catholics', Journal of Beliefs & Values: Studies in
  Religion & Education, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 71-82.
Singleton, A 2011, 'The impact of World Youth Day on religious practice', Journal of Beliefs and Values, Vol. 32,
   No. 1, pp. 57-68.
Mason, Michael 2010 'World Youth Day 2008: What did we gain? What did we learn?' Australasian Catholic
  Record,Vol. 87 No. 3, July.

Reports, Conference Papers
(click on the underlined word to download)

    Prayer among WYD participants -- paper presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for the
          Sociology of Religion (publication forthcoming).
    Converts at World Youth Day -- paper presented at the 2010 Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion
    Converts at WYD --
    Appendix III only
    Shoring up the foundations: the international youth festival as a strategy for retention of Catholic youth
          -- papers presented at the 2009 Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
    Australian pilgrims to World Youth Day 2008: report on the post-WYD survey findings
    After WYD : A first look -- papers presented at the 2008 Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
    The Road to Sydney: Report on the pre-WYD survey
    Summary of findings from the pre-WYD survey
    Media release, May 4, 2008: Researchers studying WYD attenders
    Implications of previous research for WYD

Background papers