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, now 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.


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