(RNS) Religious diversity is increasing at the office, and so are pitfalls

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The American workplace, like the rest of U.S. society, is becoming more religiously diverse and that is raising concerns about employer accommodations for believers β€” and increasing the odds for uncomfortable moments around the water cooler.

Yet one potential flashpoint among workers does not involve new immigrant faiths but rather two indigenous communities: white evangelicals and unaffiliated Americans who constitute one of the fastest-growing segments of the population.

A major factor contributing to workplace conflict, according to a survey released on Friday (Aug. 30), is that evangelicals β€” whose religious identity is tied to sharing their beliefs β€” are much more likely to talk about their faith at work than other religious and nonreligious groups.

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