How to Be a Perfect Stranger by Arthur J. Magida
The Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook, Fifth Edition

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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 · Bahá’í 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
 

About Arthur J. Magida

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Stuart M. Matlins is Editor in Chief and Publisher of Jewish Lights Publishing.
 
Published December 31, 1996 by Jewish Lights Publishing. 416 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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Jewish Lights' two-volume set on how to participate in other people's religious ceremonies is destined to become the Miss Manners of religious etiquette. Volume one, published in 1996, considered ma

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