How to Be a Perfect Stranger: The Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook / Edition 5

How to Be a Perfect Stranger: The Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook / Edition 5

by Stuart M. Matlins
     
 

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,

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594732942
Publisher:
Jewish Lights Publishing
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Pages:
402
Sales rank:
206,056
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell vii

Preface: Former President, The National Conference for community and Justice Sanford Cloud ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xv

The "Everything You Need to Know Before You Go" Checklist xix

1 African American Methodist Churches 1

2 Assemblies of God 14

3 Bahá'í Faith 25

4 Baptist 36

5 Buddhist 46

6 Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 58

7 Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) 70

8 Churches of Christ 77

9 Episcopalian and Anglican 87

10 Hindu 100

11 Islam 110

12 Jehovah's Witnesses 124

13 Jewish 132

14 Lutheran 159

15 Mennonite/Amish 174

16 Methodist 191

17 Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) 203

18 Native American/First Nations 215

19 Orthodox Churches 227

20 Pentecostal Church of God 245

21 Presbyterian 258

22 Quaker (Religious Society of Friends) 271

23 Reformed Church in America/Canada 283

24 Roman Catholic 297

25 Seventh-day Adventist 309

26 Sikh 318

27 Unitarian Universalist 338

28 United Church of Canada 352

29 United Church of Christ 368

Glossary of Common Religious Terms and Names 382

The Meanings of Popular Religious Symbols 392

Calendar of Religious Holidays and Festivals 395

Summary of Proper Forms for Addressing Leaders of Various Faiths 401

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