Faith-Based Discrimination? Religious Organizations and Fair Hiring. (Workplace)
Shank, Duane, Sojourners Magazine
Can religious organizations choose to hire only people who share their beliefs? The issue is heating up again. Last December, President Bush issued an executive order allowing such discretion to faith-based organizations receiving federal funds. Similar provisions are being added to legislation including Head Start and the Workforce Investment Act. And the rhetoric is rising.
Some opponents claim that allowing faith-based organizations to use religious criteria in hiring is "government-sponsored bigotry" or a "roll-back on civil rights protections." Proponents answer that those who oppose it are trying "to torpedo funding for thousands of faith-based organizations." Neither is the case. The first step toward a …
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Publication information: Article title: Faith-Based Discrimination? Religious Organizations and Fair Hiring. (Workplace). Contributors: Shank, Duane - Author. Magazine title: Sojourners Magazine. Volume: 32. Issue: 5 Publication date: September-October 2003. Page number: 17+. © 2008 Sojourners. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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