How to Be a Perfect Stranger The Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook

ISBN-10: 1594732949
ISBN-13: 9781594732942
Edition: 5th 2010
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List price: $19.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: LongHill Partners, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

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. Featured faith traditions include: African American Methodist Churches ¿ Assemblies of God ¿ Bahá¿í ¿ 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

Foreword
Preface: Former President, The National Conference for community and Justice
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The "Everything You Need to Know Before You Go" Checklist
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
Glossary of Common Religious Terms and Names
The Meanings of Popular Religious Symbols
Calendar of Religious Holidays and Festivals
Summary of Proper Forms for Addressing Leaders of Various Faiths

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