Garratt Publishing, together with WATAC Inc., Catholic Religious Australia, and Catholic Women Speak presents:
International Survey of Catholic Women (ISCW) Webinar

The International Survey of Catholic Women (ISCW) was undertaken in 2022 in response to the call for submissions to the 2021–2024 Synod of Bishops themed For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission

The recently published ISCW: Analysis and Report of Key Findings is based on the survey findings drawn from 17,200 responses from women in 104 countries. This report is available at https://hdl.handle.net/1959.13/1468189.

This webinar featured researchers Dr Tracy McEwan, Dr Kathleen McPhillips, and Professor Tina Beattie in dialogue with Jacqui Rémond. Together they reported on key findings and recommendations and explored how the ISCW captured the complex diversity, insights, and shared concerns of thousands of Catholic women from around the world to become the largest international survey of Catholic women ever undertaken. 

The webinar was recorded and can be viewed below.

A copy of the Q&A Responses can be downloaded here.


Tracy McEwan (PhD) is a theologian and sociologist of religion and gender at the University of Newcastle. Tracy’s expertise in qualitative and quantitative social research enables her to apply empirical methods of analysis to diverse contexts. Her writing and research interests include women in Catholicism; domestic and family violence; and sexual and spiritual abuse.   

Kathleen McPhillips (PhD) is a sociologist of religion and gender at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She has expertise in the sociology of institutional child sexual abuse in religious organizations, the position of women in contemporary religions, and gender and religion. Her publications and current research projects are available at: https://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/kathleen-mcphillips

Tina Beattie
is Professor Emerita of Catholic Studies at the University of Roehampton in London. She is now an independent researcher and writer, and is currently doing research on sacramental theology, ecology, and gender as well as writing novels.  

Jacqui Rémond is Lead Animator of Integral Ecology in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy at the Australian Catholic University, Co-Founder of the Laudato Si’ Movement (LSM), and Co-Coordinator of the Ecology Taskforce at the Vatican Dicastery for Integral Human Development. Jacqui is passionate about accompanying communities to live an Integral Ecology through a culture of care for all creation which necessarily includes governance, spirituality, staff formation, ethical practices, and community relationships.    



During her recent visit to Rome, Tracy McEwan presented Pope Francis with a copy of the International Survey of Catholic Women. 



Analysis and Report of Key Findings
Tracy McEwan, Kathleen McPhillips & Miriam Pepper




Analysis and Responses from Australia
Tracy McEwan, Kathleen McPhillips & Miriam Pepper














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