Notepad on Life

January 7, 2013

A letter to Bentley about its disappearing chaplain

Filed under: Religion — - @ 9:00 am
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Bentley (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I refer to the Daily Mail report of 23rd December headlined Bentley axes its company chaplain in case he upsets non-Christian workers: Employees start campaign to have him reinstated. 

As someone who takes an interest in cases such as these, I wondered if you could answer the following queries:
1. Are there any substantial inaccuracies in the Mail report?
2. Was the company’s decision prompted by complaints about the chaplain received from the workforce? If so, did they come from employees of a particular faith/non-faith?
3. Did the company consider recruiting one or two additional voluntary counsellors of other faiths or no faith, so that no employee felt marginalised?
3. Had we been talking about a Muslim/Sikh/Hindu counsellor, would Bentley have acted in precisely the same way so as to avoid upsetting non-Muslim/Sikh/Hindu workers?
I look forward to hearing from you.”

Response, hopefully, to follow. Watch this space.


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