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From the Vatican to American Airlines

30 Jul, 2022

By Brian Grim, RFBF President

Last week, I had meetings with two different sections at the Vatican. The first was with the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. We discussed corporate efforts to combat human trafficking and the release of the 5th ed. of their pivotal document, Vocation of the Business Leader.

The Vocation of the Business Leader is a 32-page “vademecum” (handbook) addressed to entrepreneurs and business leaders, in their daily commitment to integrating faith and work, and to professors in their formative moments in schools and universities.

The second meeting was with Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Secretary of Relations with the States (Vatican’s international relations). We had a terrific discussion of the global work of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation.

As soon as I returned from Rome, I had meetings at American Airlines with Senior Vice President Thomas Rajan, Chief Diversity Officer Cedric Rockamore, and Chief Flight Controller & Company Chaplain Rev. Greg McBrayer discussing how their mission to care for people on life’s journey (including chaplaincy) is what makes them #1 on the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation’s Corporate 2022 REDI Index.

You can read more here:

Vocation of the Business Leader: A Reflection, 5th ed.

Beginning the Day at American Airlines