Home shrines in Britain and associated spiritual values
Thanissaro, Phra Nicholas. (2010) Home shrines in Britain and associated spiritual values. Journal of Beliefs and Values, Vol.31 (No.3). pp. 355-360. ISSN 1361-7672
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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 recognize their potential as a spiritual asset and manifestation of religion outside the congregational place of worship.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Household shrines -- London (England), Youth -- Religious life, Social values|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Beliefs and Values|
|Page Range:||pp. 355-360|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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