3.11.2008

FAITH IN GOVERNMENT

A nice piece in this month's Government Executive about religion in the government workplace: "Faith First: Employee Networks Appeal to Religion's Higher Calling - Public Service." I particularly appreciated this line: "Managers might not be willing to take the initiative to manage religion as another form of diversity or another kind of motivation."

Our workplaces are now generally more sensitive about gender, work/life balance, and even sexual orientation. And yet, aside from knowing when faith-based holidays are, there's been little progress in making our workplaces more faith friendly.

And, given how almost all levels of governments are struggling with having to replace retiring administrators, there's been relatively little movement in cultivating people of faith to put their faith in action towards careers in public service. The good governments will be the ones that inspire those who are divinely inspired to join in on the important work that cities, states, and the feds do for citizens like you and me.
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