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A recent US study by the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding revealed that religious discrimination often plays a significant role in the hiring process. “It’s a troubling phenomenon that people have to consider hiding their religion, but it’s something that you have to think about if you want to get the job,” said Joyce Dubensky, CEO of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding. Do you think hiding your religion will get you the job you want?


The focus of this week’s debate is on religious bias in the workplace and whether hiding your religion will help you get the job?


These are the statements to be debated:

• People who reveal their religious beliefs are more likely to clash with others.

• Religion is an important way in which people define themselves.

• Religious bias exists because certain cultural norms are threatening to those who do not share it.


Participants will be required to clearly state whether they are ‘for’ or ‘against’ the statement and provide their supporting arguments for the same.


If you would like to participate, send us a request at readers@gulfnews.com