Jeffery Kearns introducing the panelists at event, September 26, 2019
American Sikh Council (ASC) representative Kavneet Singh attended panel discussion held as part of corporate education on ‘Religions in the Workplace’ at the Professional Development Institute at Independence University headquarters in Philadelphia, PA on Thursday September 26, 2019. The event was organized by the Interfaith Philadelphia (ICGP).
There were over 50 attendees who were engrossed in the very interesting discussion among the distinguished panelists.
All the four panelists were professionals from the Sikh, Jewish, Muslim and Catholic Faith traditions. The discussion was moderated by Jeffery Kearns a manager at the institution. The over 90 min event focused on an overview and a practitioner’s inside view of the different faith traditions and also the pro and cons of them practicing their faith vis a vis the corporate environment. There were many interesting questions posed by the audience and the panelists were able to clarify many misconceptions in the process!
Attendees at the meeting
These types of panel settings covering the role of religions in the workplace are very important in order to have conversations while uniting management and other leaders on inclusion while creating true diversity through reasonable accommodation.
The Interfaith of Philadelphia and Professional Development Institute at Independence University must be thanked for holding this much needed event for the second time this year, to bring community members together which continuously move the inclusiveness in corporate America forward steadily.
Every minority group regardless of their faith or denomination has and can be impacted negatively; therefore, it is important that everyone works towards the betterment of all, especially when the Sikh Faith stands for the ‘Welfare of Humanity’.