Working for workplace religious diversity, equity & inclusion


2023 International Ministerial on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Prague

7 Nov, 2023

By Brian Grim

Following the Nov. 20th launch at the UK Parliament of the report “Building FoRB through faith-and-belief friendly workplaces“,  I’ll be participating in the 2023 International Ministerial on Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) in Prague.

I’ll be part of the Donors Session, which seeks to: 1) cultivate new FoRB donors who could become part of FoRB Funding Partnerships in each region; and 2) encourage corporations to engage in the FoRB movement by building FoRB in the workplace, supporting economic empowerment programs, and engaging governments cooperatively and constructively as economic partners.

This practical session will aim to raise awareness of the need for a holistic approach, partnerships, and youth engagement. It will show how philanthropy empowers constructive engagement focused on practical outcomes, and the focus will be on the need for cooperative engagement across our deepest differences, public-private partnerships that build FoRB from the ground up, and education that equips young people to get involved in this work. The speakers will offer the private corporate perspective related to philanthropy as investment (rather than charity), bring private foundations into the picture, and model donor collaboratives that empower grantee collaboratives on the ground.