IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WASHINGTON DC | DALLAS, TX
Today, businesses, civic and faith organizations, non-profits, schools, social groups and families exist in a multi-faith environment. Join us for the launch of a new tool put together by the multi-faith community in Dallas, Texas, that is designed to help promote interfaith understanding and religious inclusion in workplaces across the country in our increasingly pluralistic society.
The tool is the first iteration of a multi-faith calendar produced by the Thanks-Giving Foundation of Dallas, Texas. It is the result of the cooperation of many of the local faith groups associated with the foundation, with the aim of expanding the calendar in 2022 to include an even more diverse range of faiths and beliefs.
To make suggestions for the 2022 calendar, email RFBF and we’ll pass them along.
Dr. Brian Grim, president of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation, will speak on the benefits of this new tool for the business community. Indeed, one of the important new developments in corporate America is a push to recognize and accommodate the religious needs of employees, with companies as diverse as Accenture, Google and Dollar Stores placing an emphasis on a workplace “religious accommodation mindset.”
The launch event will be kicked off by Dr. Eboo Patel. Eboo founded Interfaith Youth Core on the idea that religion should be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. He is inspired to build this bridge by his identity as an American Muslim navigating a religiously diverse social landscape.
Dr. Michael Hinojosa, Superintendent Dallas Independent School District (ISD), will talk about the importance of this calendar for school planning, and James. C. Scoggin, Jr., CEO, Methodist Health System will highlight the impact of this knowledge in the medical institutions.
The chief architects of the calendar are Rose Marie Stromberg and Almas Muscatwalla. They will introduce several of the speakers as will Chris Trowbridge, Chairman, The Thanks-Giving Foundation; Kyle Ogden, President and CEO, The Thanks-Giving Foundation; and Andy Stoker, a member of Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square and the Faith Advisory Committee for The Dallas Morning News..