What are the key symbols and actions that are used in the service itself (including whatpeople doand say)?

Religion Site VisitAssignmentAttend a religious service or ritualfrom a spiritual tradition that is significantly different from your ownpersonalexperience of religion. In other words, if you are Cath

Religion Site VisitAssignmentAttend a religious service or ritualfrom a spiritual tradition that is significantly different from your ownpersonalexperience of religion. In other words, if you are Catholic, find aJewish, Muslim, Buddhist, or perhaps Pentecostal Christianservice.

If you have no religious affiliation, choose any one you would like.Take notes on your experience based on the criteria below and write a 3pagereflection on the experience (12 pt. TimesRoman font with 1 inch margins).Your primary objective is to look for ways that religion is expressed and enacted through language and symbols.Here is a guide for your observations and writing:1.Describe• Look carefully at the setting where the ritual is taking place. Notice details.What clues about the religion or ritual are givenby the setting(location, architecture, art, arrangement, decoration, etc)? • What are thekey symbols and actions that are used in the service itself (including whatpeople doand say)?• What is the overall “feel” of the service? • Summarize someof the key “meanings” that you observe.2.Understand• Research and summarize the central beliefs of the religion. Where did you seethese beliefs reflected in the service youattended? • Inwhat ways is thereligious service linked to a particular culture? What connections did you seebetween thesymbols and actions used and everyday life? • What purposes doyou think the service served (affirm beliefs, moralencouragement, build asense of community or belonging with others, etc.). • What aspects of theservice were mostunfamiliar to you? Research one of these and describe why itis important for the religion.

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