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 . Baha i 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