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Religion in the World: REL 0863 / ASST 0863

A library course guide for this General Education course

Class Presentation

Preparing to Visit a Religious Service

In preparation for visiting your religious service, please contact a leader of that community to ensure that your visit will be conducted respectfully. Below are some resources that will help you to prepare, including questions you may want to ask in your initial contact.

Adapted from How To Be a Perfect Stranger: The "Everything You Need to Know Before You Go" checklist:

  • How should I be dressed?
  • What will happen during the service?
  • What will happen after the service?
  • Should I bring a gift?
  • Will I be expected to participate in any way?
  • If I would rather not participate, how can I opt out?