In 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 know exactly what to expect, or are confident about how to behave.
This straightforward and accessible guide takes you through the basics. The book is divided into eight religions Protestant, Catholic, Christian Orthodox, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, and Buddhist. Within each religion there are separate sections:
* the historical background;
* an outline of the core principles and
* the major festivals and how
commemorated or celebrated
* regular worship services
* special family celebrations and ceremonies.
Armed with this basic information, you will feel relaxed enough to enjoy the occasion and perhaps inspired to discover more about the spiritual world view of another cultural tradition.
A labour of love by Interfaith Minister, Rev. Akasha Lonsdale it is presented in an easy-to-read layout and supported by visually pleasing, text-enhancing photographs.