Current research reveals something that our personal experiences confirm - that there is a conflict between the structure of the workplace and the needs and priorities of American families. The ability to practice one's faith often runs into the way that work is organized. The desire of religious people to volunteer, be with family, and observe holy days is driving a conversation about how workplace flexibility, including flexible work arrangements and time off, could make space for spiritual and life balance. An experienced group of panelists from the research community and from Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths discussed the tensions between work and religion as well as the value of Sabbath, service and space to developing the whole person.
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