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  1. Religion and Spirituality

  2. Important Dates 1791 Bill of Rights-free exercise of religion 1963 Supreme Court prohibits mandatory prayer in schools 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title VII 1972 Title VII amendment-ALL aspects 1976 Jimmy Carter gets elected as president 1987 Supreme Court-religious orgs can discriminate 2003 Alabama S C must remove 10 Commandments monument

  3. What’s the Business Case? • Building morale • Encouraging inter-faith dialogue, helping break down stereotypes, and avoiding conflicts • Finding and building talent

  4. Workplace Conflicts • Agnostics and atheists • GLBTs • Muslims • Sikhs

  5. Questions • Should employees create religious employee-resource groups in the workplace? What are the pros and cons for the organizations of allowing this practice? (see charts pp. 145, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 153) • Does encouraging interfaith organizations among employees provide a competitive advantage for business? If so, how? • What potential conflicts may arise in the workplace as a result of the formation of the religious employee-resource groups and/or interfaith organizations? • If tolerance for and education about difficult religions seem to be in trend in today’s workplace, why has the number of complaints filed with the EEOC risen steadily over the past 10 years? (see chart, p. 152)