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It is important to note that the distinction between shunning, or disfellowship, and excommunication has been clearly defined in Christian communities that use them.
In contrast to church standards for shunning and excommunication, family ostracism often begins with the intention of producing short-term estrangement that inevitably becomes a prolonged situation that is more difficult to break over time (Fitness, 2005).
Cruz also made the statement after the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) last week released survey results showing that half of Filipinos were shunning church weddings.
The word "shun" brings with it images of a by-gone era; of women in bonnets in the back woods physically turning their backs on former members; of zealots crying out that their family member is "dead to them:' But far from being relegated to bygone books and plays, shunning is vibrant and thriving in twenty-first century America.
Shunning has a long and glorious history as public policy.
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While shunning the automobile, Swain embraces public transportation.
Global Banking News-June 6, 2011--Consumers shunning banking services in Zimbabwe(C)2011 ENPublishing - http://www.
He was a bearded nature lover, living in a tiny wilderness cabin, traveling by bicycle and shunning electricity, telephones and running water.