If you’re looking for evidence that the religious makeup of the United States has changed, consider this: In Houston, a law firm announced a new policy for holidays.
Everyone gets eight basic holidays, such as New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving. Then, they can choose two more from among: Chinese, Korean or Vietnamese New Year’s Day, the first day of Ramadan, the first day of Kwanzaa, Easter or Yom Kippur. Or, consider that United Airlines announced it’s changing its policy on employee uniforms. It’s now OK, while on the job, to wear religious headgear, such as a Muslim headscarf, a Jewish yarmulke or a Sikh turban.
One nation under god is the motto, but the reality is an ever increasing diversity of faiths.
(Hosted by Robert Siegel)
Diana Eck, director of The Pluralism Project, Harvard University and author of “A New Religious America”
Salam Al- Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council
Dr. Uma Mysorekar, president, Hindu Temple Society of North America.