scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: Non-Denominational?
Michael Poretsky (mikeporetsky@NYCMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 11 2000 - 09:17:54 CDT
In today's increasingly diverse society, the question of "non-denominational" services takes on new dimensions.
How do we structure religious services which are comfortable, not only for Christians and Jews, but which also take into consideration the needs of Buddhists, Moslems, Sikhs, Hindus, etc.?
My personal solution has been to avoid "non-denominational" services while encouraging Scouts and Scouters to attend (if not participate) in other's services. It is also appropriate to ask respectful questions about others' beliefs and practices.
I would much rather see services which meet our particular religious needs than a single service which is, at best, bland and unmeaningful.
Yours in Scouting
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