Keep Your Faith or Keep Your Job?
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Is the choice now keep your faith or your job? For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

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The “work sphere” is no place for religious expression of any kind, argued James Eadie, a lawyer for the British government, to the European Court of Human Rights. The case concerned Nadia Eweida, a Coptic Christian, who was sent home from her British Airways job and Shirley Chaplin, a nurse who was demoted to a clerical role despite her 30 years experience. Both women refused to conceal their crucifix necklaces at work. But according to Eadie, the religious freedom of neither woman was violated since their employer did not prevent them from wearing their necklaces in private. And besides, he continued, each woman could always go look for a new job!

This, my friends, is the new conflict over religious freedom. Is it something that extends to the public square, or must it be kept private and personal? Is it freedom to practice religion, or freedom to privately worship. More cases, I fear, are on the wayand not just in the United Kingdom. For thePointRadio.org, I’m John Stonestreet.


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Further Reading

Christians Should 'Leave Their Beliefs at Home or Get Another Job.'
Bruno Waterfield | UK Telegraph | September 04, 2012



Comments:

Looking for your book
Hi John,
I attended a seminar about a month ago when you spoke at Watermark Church with William Lane Craig and several other big names in the apologetics community. You made a comment during your presentation about professionals being the outlet for change. Being a Christian Professional I was inspired and I've been looking for your book as I thought all of the speakers that day had written one related to their topics. However, I haven't been able to find one of yours that talks more about this concept and I was wondering if you would be able to help me learn more about your thoughts on this. Any suggested reading? Thanks.