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
principleswhile enriching their own spiritual