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Interfaith Etiquette

Douglas Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen

in No Longer Invisible

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199844739
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950331 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844739.003.0006
Interfaith Etiquette

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What are appropriate ways to interact with those of other faiths? Proper religious etiquette is necessary in both inter-personal relations and institutional structures. Inter-personal religious etiquette requires comprehension of differences and then making appropriate adjustments in behavior. Institutional religious etiquette refers to the ways that colleges and universities make time and space available for all varieties of religion. This chapter describes six institutional models for religious programming on campus: free market, house of representatives, senate, state church, one-party rule, and homogeneous. Initiatives like community-based study centers seek to encourage good interfaith relations on campus and beyond.

Keywords: demographics; religious diversity; evangelicals; chaplains; hospitality

Chapter.  8842 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Religious Studies

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