Faith Development Research Project – DCU

Jun 25, 2019 | 0 comments

Researchers at the Mater Dei Centre for Catholic Education (MDCCE) at Dublin City University are embarking on a three-year project which aims to explore the nature, scope and potential of religious education and faith development for adults in Ireland.

Funded by the Presentation Sisters North East Province, it is hoped that the project will enhance public awareness of the great work already happening in communities, parishes and groups.  Giving affirmation and recognition to those already actively engaged in adult religious education and faith development, the research team will work with many different groups across Ireland in setting up new opportunities for adults to explore. All queries in relation to this project please email

Bernadette Sweetman

The first phase of the project (an online survey) is now live on the MDCCE website. It will invite adults to explore their understanding and experiences of religious education when they were at school but also bring them beyond that, to what matters to them today.  In particularly, it will encourage adults to reflect on their how they express their beliefs and values; the opportunities (or lack thereof) for religious education /faith development at various stages of life; and, ultimately, what would Irish adults like to see happening in the future to engage them in ongoing religious education and faith development.

Network of Researchers in Catholic Education Annual Conference Oct 2019


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