Did TGI Friday's staff trick Muslim woman into eating bacon? • Hobby Lobby apologizes, says it will carry Jewish holiday items • Turkey Lifts Longtime Ban on Head Scarves in State Offices • School Cancels Halloween For Religious Reasons • BBC journalist faced discrimination 'because he was Coptic Christian'
Last week's top news, from our perspective:
Did TGI Friday's staff trick Muslim woman into eating bacon?
Is it a corporation's job to stop religious hate crimes in the workplace? Read this story about a popular restaurant chain and what it's employees are capable of alledgely doing. Being proactive is the answer.
Hobby Lobby apologizes, says it will carry Jewish holiday items
After potential customers took offense to Hobby Lobby not carrying merchandise related to Hanukkah, conservative billionaire owner Steve Green announced that hew will start carryign some Jewish holiday items.
Turkey Lifts Longtime Ban on Head Scarves in State Offices
From the article: "The head scarf ban is one of the most emotionally charged issues in Turkey. It has long divided the country, pitting a rising group of religiously observant Turks who govern the country against a once-powerful secular elite that has struggled to regain control over the Turkish state."
School Cancels Halloween For Religious Reasons
Halloween has been cancelled in at least one school in the United States and in several in Canada. The fall celebrations was cancelled at Inglewood Elementary School in Montgomery County, Pa. "in order to comply with a Supreme Court edict that public schools not promote any religion."
BBC journalist faced discrimination 'because he was Coptic Christian'
Despite appearing as an analyst on Islamic movements and Arabic politics on television and radio, including BBC channels–and winning an internal award for his work–a journalist claims that he was passed up for a promotion because he is a Coptic Christian.