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ERIC Number: EJ908433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1361-7672
Home Shrines in Britain and Associated Spiritual Values
Thanissaro, Phra Nicholas
Journal of Beliefs & Values, v31 n3 p353-357 Dec 2010
In a quantitative survey of religious attitudes and practices in a multi-religious sample of 369 school pupils aged between 13 and 15 in London, the presence of a home shrine was found widespread in 11% of adolescents spanning several religious affiliations and ethnicities--especially Buddhists, Hindus and those of Indian, Chinese and "Other Asian" ethnicity. Having a home shrine correlated significantly with spiritual attitudes such as agreement with filial piety, the Eightfold Path, subjectivity of happiness, meditation, Sikh festivals, reincarnation and opening Gurdwaras to all. It is suggested that teachers and the social services should be aware of the importance of shrines to many religious communities and recognise their potential as a spiritual asset and manifestation of religion outside the congregational place of worship. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 9; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)