How to Be A Perfect Stranger

How to Be A Perfect Stranger

The Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook

Book - 2003
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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 . Baha i . 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 . 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

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Publisher: Woodstock, Vt. : SkyLight Paths Pub., c2003
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9781893361676
1893361675
Branch Call Number: Ju 291.3 How
Additional Contributors: Magida, Arthur J.
Matlins, Stuart M.

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