Learning the Etiquette of Different Religious Traditions in Increasingly Diverse D.C.

June 1, 2003

Source: Washington Post

On June 1, 2003 the Washington Post reported that "breaking down such barriers to understanding [the customs of different religions] has become a necessity in the Washington area, as thousands of immigrants have brought traditions virtually unknown to most Americans a generation ago. Through new relationships at school, the workplace or the neighborhood, people are being invited to religious celebrations totally foreign to them. How to participate without offending the host or compromising one's own faith is a challenge being addressed by religious leaders and events planners through a variety of means, from explanatory programs to open houses to specially trained ushers."

See also: Interfaith