Religion Etiquette

Beliefnet's guide to dealing with relgion during weddings, baby rituals, holidays, funerals, and more.

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BabyBaby Rituals


Gift etiquette for Jewish baby-naming ceremonies

Why do Jews name babies after deceased relatives?


How can I suppress my maternal instincts at a Jewish circumcision?



Should the godfather tip the priest?

Can I tell my godchild I disagree with her parents' values?

How did the godparent tradition start?

Can I godfather a child from a different denomination?

Can Jewish relatives be godparents to my Catholic baby?

Is being the sandak the Jewish equivalent to being a godparent?

customsCustoms & Laws


Does bowing to a Buddha statue mean that I worship him?

Why do meditators remove their shoes?

Why do Buddhists rub statues of the Buddha?
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