More US firms are boosting faith-based support for employees

It’s become standard practice for U.S. corporations to assure employees of support regardless of their race, gender or sexual orientation. There’s now an intensifying push to ensure that companies are similarly supportive when it comes to employees’ religious beliefs. One barometer of this trend: More than 20% of the Fortune 100 have established faith-based employee resource groups This week, there’s a high-powered conference taking place in Washington aimed at expanding those ranks. Brian Grim, the lead organizer of the conference, says corporate America is at a tipping point toward giving religion similar attention to that given the other major diversity categories.