How to Be a Perfect Stranger (6th Edition): The Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook
ISBN: 159473593X
EAN13: 9781594735936
Language: English
Pages: 393
Edition: "Edition, New, U"
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
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 ' 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 - 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