Rights & Customs

Why Don't Amish Dolls Have Faces?

Why Don't Amish Dolls Have Faces?

If you have ever seen an Amish doll, you may have noticed its curious lack of a face. Although sources differ on the exact origin of this ...

How Do Taoists Practice Their Beliefs?

How Do Taoists Practice Their Beliefs?

Taoism is an ancient Chinese tradition that encompasses many different beliefs and philosophies. Taoist practices will vary depending upon ...

Non-Religious Words of Sympathy

Non-Religious Words of Sympathy

In religions from Christianity to Islam, sympathy is expressed by offering personal prayers and assuring the bereaved that their loved one ...

Did the South Have the Right to Secede From the North During the American Civil War?

Did the South Have the Right to Secede From the North During the American Civil War?

One of the most challenging questions surrounding the Civil War was whether the Southern states had the right to secede from the Union. ...

Burial Traditions of Filipino Catholics

Burial Traditions of Filipino Catholics

The Philippines is the only Christian nation in Asia--with 86 percent of the citizens identifying as Roman Catholics. It became ...

Etiquette for an Obituary Listing and a Former Marriage

Etiquette for an Obituary Listing and a Former Marriage

It's no secret that today's family is a far different dynamic than in generations past. In this age of divorce, remarriage, blended ...

Christmas Programs for Small Churches

Christmas Programs for Small Churches

Christmas programs are often done by children and are a way to celebrate the season with a religious event. However, programs aren't ...

Catholic Church's Disposal of Blessed Palms

Catholic Church's Disposal of Blessed Palms

Because they have been blessed by a priest and therefore are holy objects, the palm branches used for Catholic Church services, especially ...

Does the Presbyterian Church Celebrate Lent?

Does the Presbyterian Church Celebrate Lent?

The season of Lent is an important one for many Protestant denominations, including Presbyterians. It is a solemn period in the liturgical ...

Buddhism Funeral Traditions for Ashes

Buddhism Funeral Traditions for Ashes

Although many do, not all Buddhist funerals follow the example of Buddha, who according to religious texts, died, was cremated and had his ...

Do Women Still Wear Veils to Funerals?

Do Women Still Wear Veils to Funerals?

You may be familiar with the sight of a woman wearing a dark, lacy veil as a sign of mourning, such as the one actress Shauna Rappold ...

Christian Ice Breaker Games for Adults

Christian Ice Breaker Games for Adults

Whether it’s a weekend retreat, weekly Bible group meeting, or new-faith membership class, it is essential for the group to break the ...

Why Do Jews Put Rocks on Headstones?

Why Do Jews Put Rocks on Headstones?

There are many bereavement customs in the Jewish faith, and the practice of these customs varies among the different denominations of ...

Lakota Burial Ceremony Beliefs

Lakota Burial Ceremony Beliefs

The Lakota Indian tribe finds its roots in the northern part of the United States, particularly North Dakota and South Dakota. Sometimes ...