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Corporate Charter Statements on Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB)

Possible language for a Company’s governing documents (see pdf, page 5):

CORPORATE CHARTER STATEMENTS

Recommended amendments to a company’s governing documents:

Option A:

[Name of Company] respects the religion or belief of all employees, officers, customers, and shareholders.

Option B:

[Name of Company] respects the religion or belief of all employees, officers, shareholders, and customers. The Company will not permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of religion or belief.

Option C:

[Name of Company] respects the religion or belief of all employees, officers, shareholders, and customers. The Company prohibits any and all types of harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation based on religion or belief. No matter the religion or belief, the Company recognizes and promotes the economic value and social benefits of robust religious liberty. On the next page are draft resolutions of the governing body to approve these changes.


CHANGING A CORPORATE CHARTER

Draft resolution of the governing body to approve changes to corporate charters (see pdf, page 6):

CONSENT OF [BOARD OF DIRECTORS/SHAREHOLDERS, MEMBERS/MANAGERS OR PARTNERS/GENERAL PARTNER] OF [COMPANY NAME]

The undersigned, being all of the [Board of Directors/Shareholders, Managers/Members or Partners/ General Partner] (the “Governing Body”) of [Company Name] (the “Company”), and who act herein pursuant to the provisions of the governing documents of the Company and by applicable law, do hereby adopt the following resolutions, which shall have the same force and effect as if such resolutions were duly adopted by the required vote of the Governing Body at a duly called, noticed and convened meeting thereof, and do hereby approve each and every action effected thereby:

WHEREAS, the Governing Body desires and finds it to be in the Company’s best interest to amend the [Bylaws/Company Agreement/Partnership Agreement] (the “Governing Document”).

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Governing Document of the Company be amended to add the following to Section ____:

Option A: [Name of Company] respects the religion or belief of all employees, officers, customers, and shareholders.

Option B: [Name of Company] respects the religion or belief of all employees, officers, shareholders, and customers. The Company will not permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of religion or belief.

Option C: [Name of Company] respects the religion or belief of all employees, officers, shareholders, and customers. The Company prohibits any and all types of harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation based on religion or belief. No matter the religion or belief, the Company recognizes and promotes the economic value and social benefits of robust religious liberty.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the directors, officers, and managers of the Company be, and each hereby is, authorized, empowered and directed to perform any act, in the name and on behalf of the Company, without the necessity of joinder by any other party, as any such person may deem necessary, advisable or appropriate for the purpose of effectuating the intent of the foregoing resolutions.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Governing Body hereunto subscribe their names as of the _____ day of _________________, 20____.