Blog Posts about The Church and Excommunication

Elizabeth Hayes, Fall 2015

This Blog consists of multiple posts regarding multiple different types of religions from around the world and how their congregation excommunicates their members. From the very beginning of time, a form of excommunication has been prevalent in all different types of religions; however, the reasons for why and the means of how each religion excommunicates is very different. Excommunication is the process of removing a member of a congregation because he or she committed a grave enough sin that their religion found them not welcomed. Although excommunication is the universal term, many religions use other terms to describe this act of dismissing a member. They various ways different religions go about this process is what intrigued me to write about this topic. The religions that are included in this blog post are as followed: Catholic, Anabaptist, Lutheran, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Jehovah Witness, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism.