How to Be A Perfect Stranger

How to Be A Perfect Stranger

The Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook

Book - 2015
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Updated and Revised! Includes Glossary of Popular Religious Symbols

We North Americans live in a remarkably diverse society, and it's increasingly common to be invited to a wedding, funeral or other religious service of a friend, relative or coworker whose faith is different from our own. These can be awkward situations ...

What will happen?
What do I do? What do I wear? What do I say?
What should I avoid doing, wearing, saying?
Is it okay to use a video camera?
How long will it last? What are their basic beliefs?
Will there be a reception? Will there be food?
Should I bring a gift? When is it okay to leave?

These are just a few of the basic questions answered in How to Be a Perfect Stranger. This easy-to-read guidebook, with an "Everything You Need to Know Before You Go" checklist, helps the well-meaning guest to feel comfortable, participate to the fullest extent possible and avoid violating anyone's religious principles--while enriching their own spiritual understanding. For people of all faiths, all backgrounds.

African American Methodist Churches * Assemblies of God * Bah#65533;'#65533; Faith * Baptist * Buddhist * Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) * Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) * Churches of Christ * Episcopalian and Anglican * Hindu * Islam * Jehovah's Witnesses * Jewish #65533; Lutheran * Mennonite/Amish * Methodist * Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) * Native American/First Nations * Orthodox Churches * Pentecostal Church of God * Presbyterian * Quaker (Religious Society of Friends) * Reformed Church in America/Canada * Roman Catholic * Seventh-day Adventist * Sikh * Unitarian Universalist * United Church of Canada * United Church of Christ

Publisher: Woodstock, Vermont : SkyLight Paths Publishing, [2015]
Edition: 6th Edition
ISBN: 9781594735936
159473593X
9781594735943
Characteristics: xix, 383 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Magida, Arthur J.
Matlins, Stuart M.
Call Number: 203.8 HOW

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