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At Christian Companies, Religious Principles Complement Business Practices

posted on August 5, 2013

The New York Times’ Mark Oppenheimer explores what it means to be a faith-based corporation competing in a for-profit market. “Hobby Lobby is not alone in identifying itself as a Christian business,” he writes. “In-N-Out Burger, Chick-fil-A, the trucking company Covenant Transport, and the clothing store Forever 21 all call or market themselves as Christian or faith-based.” Many Christian-identified businesses were founded by conservative evangelical Protestants, and they express their faith through their companies in a range of ways, from closing on Sundays to printing Bible verses on packaging. But, Oppenheimer writes, “Focusing on particular practices … can obscure deep philosophical divisions among Christians who think about business ethics.”

Read at The New York Times