Look at people from other faiths as people, not as categories or religions.
I grew up in a city with Mosques, Churches, Hindu Temples and Synagogues which were in close proximity. and we all respected each others beliefs. Being kind to people of other faiths is a must in a diverse world.
Just having that skill can help you develop a lot of great friendships and learn a lot about other traditions and cultures.
Don’t block someone out just because their religion does not match up with yours. I was taught by my parents to respect all religions and I have taught my children to be tolerant of other religious beliefs
Be informed about other faiths and customs.
- Read up on traditions that are not your own, including, if possible,
- Attend a service or ceremony from another faith. Ask for permission and assistance with etiquette if you need it.
- Read outsiders’ viewpoints on your own religion or belief system. Understand why others might not see it your way and notice what prejudice looks like, if you encounter any.
- Include philosophic and secular viewpoints in your study of other faiths.
- Keep an open mind. If something is unfamiliar or different, don’t shut it out. Explore it and understand it.
Remember that belief (including your own) is just that: Belief.
The beliefs of those following other faiths were most likely learned much the same way you learned your own, from family, community, and participation in religious instruction. Be sensitive when talking about religion. Many people hold it close to their hearts. Be prepared to change the subject or lighten up the conversation if it becomes to uncomfortable. Avoid forcing your opinion or belief upon others. Be willing to explain if someone asks, but do not try to convert others.