Rites and Rituals
Our cultures, and in turn, we as humans are expressed in an array of ceremonies, customs and monuments that are rooted in our pasts. Those that are religious or spiritual in nature are the most obvious and perhaps prevalent. The design and decorum of cathedrals, mosques, temples and shrines, and the activities that take place therein, speak volumes about the beliefs and behaviors of that community. Equally revealing are traditions, supersitions and games each culture embraces as part of its identity.
Understanding and respecting such rituals and beliefs holds the key to building cultural bridges and socio-political tolerance, thereby creating a better future for all.