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No. 10 Downing Street Encourages Faith Friendly Workplace Movement

11 Jul, 2023

London, Immediate Release: John Glen, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Welcomes Business Leaders to No. 10

By Brian Grim

A summit on faith in the workplace was held on Tuesday at Number 10 Downing Street, the UK Prime Minister’s Office.

The Summit, chaired by John Glen, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, allowed some of the best companies in the UK –  both national and multinational –  to share how they are welcoming employees to bring their whole selves to work, faith and all, by encouraging faith friendly policies.

Top executives from Rolls-Royce, NHS, Google, OVO Energy, Salesforce, Baringa, American Express, NATS, among others, each shared how they are embracing faith in the workplace, seeing a person’s religious beliefs as an asset with bottom line benefits rather than a problem to be solved or avoided.

For these companies, faith is now viewed as an integral part of diversity as race, gender, and sexual orientation, and that people’s beliefs were not only more respected but also seen as helpful in the workplace. This includes not only formal religious faiths such as Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, and so forth, but also and non-theistic belief systems such as atheism.

At the event, OVO Energy received the award for being the most faith-friendly national UK workplace in 2023 (pictured above with their award). NATS took the second spot.

The group announced that a national summit on Faith-and-Belief@Work will be held on November 20, 2023, at the Salesforce Tower in London. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, the UK’s first Hindu Prime Minister, has been invited to keynote the November summit.

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