Provide Workplace Prayer Space, Employers Urged

July 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Inspire Magazine

Employers are being urged to provide prayer rooms and quiet space to meet the religious needs of employees and promote diversity in the workplace in a guide launched this week in the City of London.

The guide outlines employer’s obligations regarding the religious needs of employees, the business case for providing prayer rooms and best practice on creating and managing effective space. It explains how supporting employees with faith by providing quiet space can make good business sense by helping to attract, motivate and retain staff, and building a reputation for diversity.

The guide has been produced by St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, a multi-faith centre in the heart of the City of London established on the site of the 1993 IRA bomb.