GMD 102: Workplace Spirituality

Spirituality for the workplace gets a notice in the GMD chapter on enlivening faith and sharing it.

“Workplace” doesn’t always translate into “corporate” in the minds of many. The exaltation of profit and the dehumanization of employees worldwide is more of a problem than ever.

The possible strategies listed include reflecting on God’s presence, looking at workers as God’s agents in the world, and the development of values-based small groups. These are not bad ideas, but a lot more could be attempted.

Business ethics have a place in the academic curricula not only in higher education, but in high school as well.

More elaboration on a theology of work–the Church’s witness on the theological front is very, very weak. Work is more than just about worker’s rights–which are undeniably important. Like marriage and family, there is very little theological substance in the Church’s tradition of looking at work as part of the lay vocation in the world.

And small groups at work, just for the sake of meeting and sharing faith and witnessing to the practice of the faith. Work topics are okay, but not necessary.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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One Response to GMD 102: Workplace Spirituality

  1. Liam says:

    It should be noted that for-profit companies have no monopoly on dehumanization. Some of them are quite humane, btw. Non-profits, academia and churches can be among the worst in inhumane working conditions in psycho-spiritual terms if not physically.

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