Do I Kneel or Do I Bow?: What You Need to Know When Attending Religious Occasions by Akasha Lonsdale (Paperback, 2010)
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- DescriptionIn today s multicultural society we are increasingly likely to meet and become friends with people from different religious backgrounds, and to find ourselves attending an unfamiliar ceremony. When this happens, there can be few of us who kw exactly what to expect, or are confident about how to behave. This book will help you: to understand the backgrounds to the key festivals, ceremonies, and practices of the major world religions to participate in the main holidays and festivals of the different religious calendars to kw what to expect and how to behave when invited to attend a Protestant, Catholic, Christian Orthodox, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, or Buddhist service to join in the family celebrations of friends from different backgrounds Armed with this basic information, you will feel relaxed eugh to enjoy the occasionand perhaps inspired to discover more about the spiritual world view of ather cultural tradition. It is very easy to potentially give offence when you are unfamiliar with ather s faith tradition. So here s some quick Top Tips: 1. Don t take alcohol to a Muslim celebration 2. Never point your feet at the Murti (sacred deity) in a Hindu Temple 3. Be prepared to stand for up to three hours at an Orthodox Christian wedding 4. Don t take flowers to a Jewish funeral 5. Keep your head covered at all times inside a Sikh Gurdwara (Temple) 6. Flowers are welcome at a Catholic or Protestant funeral 7. Be prepared to be gender segregated at a Muslim wedding 8. Cover your arms, legs and chest, but t your head, at a Buddhist Temple
- Author Biography<b>Akasha Lonsdale</b> is an Interfaith Minister. Her two-year seminary training in London included instruction in the major religions and sacred traditions of the world, and her vocation brings her into frequent contact with people of every faith and none. She has practiced as a psychotherapist, both privately and within Britain s National Health Service. Her corporate background was in senior human resource management. She is an effective and experienced executive coach, trainer, seminar speaker, and EAP counsellor, specializing in Emotional Intelligence and Stress Management. She has written for a variety of publications, and her book <i>How to Do Life Powerful Pointers for Powerful Living</i> became one of the most popular self-help titles in the United Kingdom. Akasha Lonsdale brings to <i>Do I Kneel or Do I Bow?</i> an informed, sensitive, and enlightened approach born of wide knowledge, personal experience, and psychological insight.
- Author(s)Akasha Lonsdale
- Date of Publication28/01/2010
- SubjectEntertainment & Etiquette
- Series TitleSimple Guides S.
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Notecolour illustrations
- Weight399 g
- Width132 mm
- Height191 mm
- Spine22 mm
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