Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Christians Cause Workplace Conflict - Silence Them

The latest study touted by the religious left and mainstream media concludes that Christians who might share their faith at work should be trained by employers to end such tendencies, lest worker productivity suffer.
". . . where there's more diversity, the survey shows that we can expect to find more conflict."
-- Joyce Dubensky, CEO, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Fired & Evicted for Being Too Christian

Christians Can Forget Having Any Career at NASA

FedEx To Employee: Stop All Religious Conversation

University of North Carolina On Trial for Anti-Christian Bias

In addition, read how President Obama's DOJ Forces Employees to Celebrate Deviancy

UPDATE 11/15/13:  Schools Fire Christian Bus Drivers for Praying

-- From "Poll finds problems accommodating religion at work" by Emily Alpert, Los Angeles Times 8/30/13

White evangelical Protestants were more than twice as likely as other workers, on average, to say they had shared their beliefs with coworkers at times. Nearly nine out of 10 said they were somewhat or very comfortable when faith came up in the workplace.

In contrast, 43% of atheist, agnostic and secular workers were somewhat or very uncomfortable when religion came up at work. Almost a third of workers who were religious but not Christian also felt uneasy about it.

Tanenbaum, which offers programs to help companies make sure people of different faiths are welcome at work, said its findings illustrated religion is a workplace issue that employers should not ignore.

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From "Religion In Workplace Increasingly Diverse; Comes With Potential Pitfalls" by David Gibson, Religion News Service, Huffington Post 9/1/13

A major factor contributing to workplace conflict, according to a survey released on Friday (Aug. 30), is that evangelicals — whose religious identity is tied to sharing their beliefs — are much more likely to talk about their faith at work than other religious and nonreligious groups.

And one-third of evangelicals said they discuss religion frequently, compared to 14 percent of non-Christian believers, 10 percent of Catholics and 7 percent of white mainline Protestants. Moreover, nearly 9-in-10 white evangelical employees say they are somewhat or very comfortable when the issue of religion comes up in the workplace.

Conversely, the research found that nonbelievers are reticent to discuss religion and 43 percent of them say they feel somewhat or very uncomfortable when the topic comes up.

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From "New survey: Evangelicals threaten workplace harmony" posted at World Magazine 9/6/13

The report concludes that the difference [between workers' beliefs] could perpetuate conflict: “This suggests the potential for workplace clashes between atheists and evangelical Protestants, given that half of all evangelical Protestants report that they share their religious beliefs with coworkers occasionally.”

To fix this egregious problem, the report suggests religious diversity training. According to Tanenbaum’s survey, workers at companies with proactive accommodations or programs that promote religious diversity have greater job satisfaction, are less likely to seek a new job, and are more likely to look forward to coming to work. Businesses are promised that such programs will help them attract and retain “top global talent.”

It seems like everyone wins: The employee and the employer, the religious and the non-religious. Yet, could diversity instructors consider Christians “intolerant” for practicing a major tenet of their faith: telling others about the gospel?

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From "Study Reveals 'Rampant' Religious Discrimination in American Workplaces" by Jeff Schapiro, Christian Post Reporter 8/30/13

. . . People who work for companies that have no religious diversity policies are nearly twice as likely to be looking for a job as those who work for companies with such policies in place. . . .

While many non-Christians (49 percent) report being subject to or witnessing religious non-accommodation at work, a similar percentage of white evangelical Christians (48 percent) say the same is true for them. Fifty-nine percent of white evangelical Protestants say the discrimination against Christians is as severe as it is against other religious minorities.

"We anticipated that Americans from minority religious and non-religious groups would experience prejudice; and, as expected, both members of minority religions and atheists reported seeing or personally experiencing bias at work," the study says. "What is new is that a significant number of people from our nation's majority religious group, Christianity, are also feeling mistreated at work."

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