on the Signs of the Times
- The Institute for Research on the Signs of the Times is a research institute forming part of the Archdiocese of Malta. DISCERN undertakes research on the signs of the times as they appear in Maltese society and the local Church, utilising the tools offered by the social sciences. DISCERN publishes research reports, holds public lectures, and provides the evidence necessary for the ecclesial community to better serve its mission. DISCERN was founded in 1993.
Together with the Secretariat for Parishes, DISCERN is conducting research on the views of various (a) parish priests and (b) active parishioners, concerning the effects of Covid-19 on parishes across the island. These views are being explored using semi-structured interviews and will be analysed using thematic analysis. This will allow for solid recommendations moving forward. Read more »
Representations of Catholicism in Malta are diverse and dynamic. This project explores the representations, and language used, vis-à-vis Catholicism(s) in Malta, amongst different demographic groups (based on gender, age, education and regions). This large-scale study involves a range of online one-to-one interviews and focus groups. For more information: https://journey.church.mt/fehmiet-fuq-il-kattolicizmu-minn-discern/ Read more »
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