Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Your Call 121307 How Can You Talk About Religion At Work?

How you talk about religion in the workplace without offending or pandering? On the next Your Call we break the taboo and talk religion and the workplace. For some Christians, tolerance policies can forbid all discussions about charity or spirituality and replace them with a least common denominator consumerism. For non-christians, how many references can they hear about a happy Kwanzaa or Hanukkah before it begins to feel like pandering not tolerance? Is it possible to have a workplace that allows entire people to show up around the holidays? It’s Your Call with Sandip Roy and you.

Michelle Goldberg, author of Kingdom Coming: the Rise of Christian Nationalism. Ms Goldberg joins us from San Francisco.
Doug Hicks, associate professor of leadership and religion at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond. Doug is author of the 2003 book Religion and the Workplace: Pluralism, Spirituality, Leadership and a new book that will come out next year called With God on All Sides: Leadership in a Diverse and Devout America. He joins us from Richmond.

Douglas Rushkoff, NYU professor of communications and author of Nothing Sacred: The Truth About Judaism  and most recently Get Back in the Box: How Being Great at What You Do Is Great for Business.

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