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Religious etiquette

Your best friend is marrying a Muslim, and you've been invited to the ceremony. Would you know what to wear? How to behave? When to sit or stand? Or your boss invites you to his son's bar mitzvah. Is it OK to decline but still send a gift?

"How to Be a Perfect Stranger" (Skylight Paths, $19.95) answers such questions and provides a practical guide to various religious ceremonies and events. A description of the basic beliefs of each faith is included. The book is well-researched, respectful, and helps readers approach unfamiliar situations with tact.

(c) Copyright 1999. The Christian Science Publishing Society

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