World Youth Day 2011 - A Call for WYD Pilgrims to Participate in a Research Project

Last edited 29th August 2011

World Youth Day 2011 - A Call for WYD Pilgrims to Participate in a Research Project

Pilgrims who attended World Youth Day XXVI in Madrid are invited to participate in a research project which explores how the events of World Youth Day (WYD) and its associated pilgrimages might impact upon a pilgrim’s perception of spirituality, religious practice, community and self. The research is being conducted as part of the PhD of Mr. Anthony Cleary.

Participation in the research involves completing an online questionnaire.

Furthermore, interviews are being conducted with selected pilgrims from the Sydney region. They will be conducted at a time and location which is mutually convenient.

Since its inception in 1986 there have been relatively few attempts to research the impact of the WYD experience on participants. This research not only seeks to clarify why people are drawn to WYD but to investigate the most influential aspects of the event and to explore how these experiences might upon religious attitudes and practices.

As a pilgrim your views on the subject of WYD are highly valued. Please contact Mr Anthony Cleary asap on ph: (02) 9568 8433 or by email Anthony.cleary@ceosyd.catholic.edu.au should you wish to be interviewed. Your participation and anonymity will be safeguarded.

This study has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee at Australian Catholic University.

As a World Youth Day pilgrim your insights are invaluable. Please complete the online survey at:

e-learn.acu.edu.au/worldyouthdaysurvey/


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