How to be a perfect stranger: a guide to etiquette in other people's religious ceremonies

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Jewish Lights Pub., 1997 - Reference - 416 pages
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This easy-to-use guidebook helps the well meaning guest of any other faith to feel at ease, participate to the fullest extent possible, and fit in without violating anyone's religious principles or hurting their feelings. The mainstream religions are covered in Volume 1, and Volume 2 explores Baha'i, Christian & Missionary Alliance, Mennonite, Native American, Unitarian-Universalist, and many other U.S. religions with smaller memberships.

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User Review  - Lake_O_UCC - LibraryThing

At some time you may be invited to religious ceremonies or services that are not of our own tradition or faith. Entering this unfamiliar atmosphere can be awkward, but do a bit of reading ahead of time and you'll find many practical questions answered in this book. Read full review

How to Be a Perfect Stranger

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I bought this book as a gift for my daughter. She was very impressed. She uses it at work & in her life. The book is about protocol for different religious events. It includes many religions. It's ... Read full review


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About the author (1997)

Arthur J. Magida is the author of "Prophet of Rage: A Life of Louis Farrakhan and His Nation." A former contributing correspondent to PBS's "Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, " he has also been senior editor of the "Baltimore Jewish Times. "He is currently writer-in-residence at the University of Baltimore.

Stuart M. Matlins is Editor in Chief and Publisher of Jewish Lights Publishing.