The Perfect Stranger s Guide to Funerals and Grieving Practices

Author: Stuart M. Matlins
Publisher: Skylight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 9781893361201
Format: PDF
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This complete guide provides all the answers you need to express your condolences and show your respect in the appropriate way regardless of the religious tradition involved, addressing many common concerns about ceremonies and etiquette.

How to be a Perfect Stranger

Author: Stuart M. Matlins
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1594732949
Format: PDF
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A guide to the rituals and celebrations of the major religions and denominations in the United States and Canada helps the well-meaning guest feel at ease when visiting other people's religious ceremonies.

Finding a Sacred Oasis in Grief

Author: Steven Jeffers
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1138030724
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This work includes a foreword by John D Morgan, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Coordinator for Kings College Center for Education about Death and Bereavement, Ontario, Canada. This practical resource guides the reader though all aspects of the grieving process and offers thought-provoking and inspirational advice on support. With exercises, tips, and contacts for further assistance, "Finding a Sacred Oasis in Grief" provides a comprehensive understanding of this potentially difficult and complex topic. It examines different types of grief and various approaches, along with reference guides to particular religions and their traditions adopting a comprehensive, multi-faith approach. Pastoral care providers and religious leaders will find the unique, hands-on approach invaluable, as will members of support organisations and volunteer carers. It is also ideal for seminary and ministry students, counsellors, therapists and other care professionals. "Gives caregivers the tools to help dying and grieving persons face the best and worst that life has to offer. It is the worst, because death means the end of the attachments that make life worthwhile. It is the best, because it shows us what is truly meaningful and important in life. Mortality is a great gift if we have the knowledge and the courtesy to face it." - John D Morgan, in the Foreword.

Who are the Real Chosen People

Author: Reuven Firestone
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1594732485
Format: PDF, Docs
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Explores the idea of covenant, and the expressions of supersessionism as articulated through the scriptures of the three major monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Healing the Jewish Christian Rift

Author: Ron Miller
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 159473139X
Format: PDF, ePub
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In a probing interfaith dialogue, a Christian scholar and Jewish writer trace the Jewish-Christian schism to the very source of Christianity in the New Testament, specifically in its first book--the Gospel of Matthew. Original.

Haiku the Sacred Art

Author: Margaret D. McGee
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1594732698
Format: PDF
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In this encouraging guide for both beginning and experienced haiku writers, Margaret D. McGee shows how writing haiku can be a consciously spiritual practice for seekers of any faith tradition or no tradition.

How to be a Perfect Stranger

Author: Stuart M. Matlins
Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781896836287
Format: PDF
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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. Originally published by Jewish Lights Publishing, this easy-to-use guidebook helps the well-meaning guest feel comfortable, participate to the fullest extent possible, and avoid violating anyone's religious principles. Newly revised North American edition now includes Canadian statistics and information.

The Jewish Book of Grief and Healing

Author: Stuart M. Matlins
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580238521
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This companion in sorrow offers compassionate guidance for putting the insights of Judaism into practice and finding new strength in ancient traditions. Beloved and respected spiritual leaders from across the Jewish denominational spectrum share insights from their experience, Jewish tradition and their personal encounters with grief and healing.