Spirituality in the workplace: a shift away from religious organizations?

An interesting phenomena – the WSJ has an article about workplaces’ offering chaplains who will meet with workers at the workplace or elsewhere. These workers may not have the time or interest to participate in conventional religious organizations, or they seek additional guidance or assistance:

“The chaplain services reflect a growing openness about spirituality in the workplace and an increasing desire among workers to express their faith at work. Some 74% of Americans say faith is becoming more important in their lives, based on a 2008 survey of 1,004 adults by the Barna Group, a Ventura, Calif., research company. Although membership in churches and other religious organizations has been falling for years, 71% of U.S. adults say they have developed their own slate of religious beliefs, rather than accepting the tenets of a particular faith or religious group.”

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