The Observatory follows trends in religious information, the presence of religion in the media and especially in new technologies, and explores the links between popular culture and the spiritual aspects of society.
We participate in activities linking religion to social cohesion, freedom of expression and the naturalizing of religion in increasingly complex societies.
We have created a Specialization Diploma in Corporate Communication and Religion in the Digital Age, and we are involved in international projects that address topics such as immigration and new technologies, women and visibility, visual culture and the freedom of expression, missionaries and oral history, religious sites and the creation of community etc.
We are interested in projects that improve society through the inclusion of religious dynamics in the debate.
We look at the world with the awareness that, from Catalonia in general and from Barcelona in particular, we have potential relationships and very valid insights to share with institutions and individuals working in this field.
Projects carried out by the Observatoy:
Top Catholic Webpages. Creating Community Online (2015). Principal investigator: Josep Maria Carbonell. Granted by the Internacionalization Program of the research groups activity of the Ramon Llull University.
Religious Communities Online. How Online Community is built (2015). Principal investigatos: Josep Lluís Micó Sanz and Josep Maria Carbonell Abelló. Granted by Aristos Campus Mundus in the framework of the First Call of the Support Progamm to Research Projects.