Pilgrims' Progress 2008
the research project on


NEW!  Mason, Michael 2015, '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