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R_Pudding28 karma

What is your stance on expressing religion in a workplace or public function?

R_Pudding16 karma

By expressing religion I mean visible expressions, be it a wearing a cross or a hijab.

I feel like that when you can see someone is from a certain faith, there are assumptions, be they right or wrong, about that person. That, especially working with customers or in a public function, could create some prejudices or expectations. Has religion a place in a modern (western) workplace? Or should one wear a "neutral face"?

I'm not talking about practicing your religion, just the showing you "are part of" aspect of it.

(I hope I get my point across, English is not my first language)

R_Pudding2 karma

I think you are missing my point. I do not mean to say they are the same. I am talking about a visible expression of your faith, one that makes you identify to another as being part of a religion.

Though maybe wearing a cross was a bad example. They were pretty fashionable in the early 2000's if I remember correctly.

Edit: I know of Muslim girls for who wearing a hijab is part of identification. Not part of worshipping. But that's not a discussion I'm looking for.

R_Pudding2 karma

You know when I asked my original question I wasn't aiming at "people who are uncomfortable around Christians / Muslims / Jews / etc."

I was aiming at how to avoid people's expectations or prejudices of you if you visibly are Christian / Muslim / Jewish in a public function or when working with customers. Because you are bound to encounter people with them. Maybe people who view you should help them because you're both Christian / Muslim / Jewish or people who think you may be very conservative because you are Christian / Muslim / Jewish.

R_Pudding1 karma

Hence my original question. It's an ethical debate where every individual has his view. What for some is part of identification, is for another part of worshipping. Even (visibly) expressing no faith at all, is for some a reason to have prejudices or expectations.