Religion in the Workplace: Interfaith skills to engage difference

Learn why engaging religious diversity matters in the workplace. Understand and apply interfaith frameworks to common tensions in the workplace related to religious identity and diversity. Identify concrete skills to engage religious diversity and enhance workplace culture.

Speakers:

Megan Hughes Johnson
Senior Consultant for Strategic Initiatives @Interfaith Youth Core
Megan Hughes Johnson, Senior Consultant for Strategic Initiatives, works closely with institutional partners to develop strategic plans and build leadership capacity for sustainable interfaith cooperation initiatives. Megan’s undergraduate work in culture and politics at Georgetown University and her graduate work in religion and conflict at the University of Chicago Divinity School sparked her interest in bridge-building and youth activism. Prior to IFYC, Megan worked for five years for Seeds of Peace where she developed leadership programs for young people from conflict zones. When not at IFYC, Megan spends time exploring new green spaces in Cincinnati with her family and contributing to her Episcopal church’s racial justice efforts. Megan’s commitment to religious pluralism stems from witnessing first-hand the cost of religious division and her experience building connections across lines of difference.

Jenan Mohajir
Senior Director of Leadership @Interfaith Youth Core
Inspired by faith and family to work for change at the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, and religion, Jenan has served in a leadership position at IFYC for thirteen years. She currently directs overall strategy, design, and implementation of the organization’s programs focused on alumni and student leaders, including the annual Interfaith Leadership Institute. For over a decade, Jenan has trained hundreds of young people from both religious and secular backgrounds to foster a vision and practice of civically engaged interfaith leadership. Featured on National Public Radio and participating in interfaith conference panels across the country, Jenan holds a BS in elementary education and Islamic studies from DePaul University, and is currently pursuing her MA in religious studies at Chicago Theological Seminary. She also volunteers with Sirat Chicago, a neighborhood space that fosters a healthy community.