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May 6th, 2001

Prayers in the Workplace

This past week I was taken back by an article at auto.com that focuses on a new concept at Ford: mixing religious services with work, on the Day of Prayer (which I admit I had no idea about). I’m curious as to what everyone thinks of this concept.

It’s a tough one. On one hand, if your life is infused with a high degree of faith, there’s a strong possibility that it’s going to "come out" in many ways – including your work. On the other hand, this could just be a way for Ford to build a community or common bond amongst its workers.

They do stress that they’re not pushing faith onto anyone, and that’s fine, but what of people who believe in something other than the six or so religions represented? They celebrate the Day of Prayer like most people would – in private, or with like- minded individuals.

[Also of note: this Day of Prayer thing explains the 20 pieces of junk mail in my mailbox that proclaimed Jesus Saves.] -pm

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