DEARBORN - No matter the background, ethnicity or religious belief, men and women from all walks of faith recently came together to celebrate the Ford Interfaith Network’s (FIN) annual National Day of Prayer at Ford World Headquarters.
Embracing diversity in the workplace, Ford Motor Co. believes in following a culture of mutual respect and inclusion.
Over the recent years, FIH has seen an increased awareness for inclusion, as well as for their annual event.
“I retired from Ford around 20 years ago, so in a way I’m one of you,” said Deacon Stephen Bussa, a visiting speaker from St. Sebastian Parish. “Back then we weren’t as enlightened as we are now to meet for these gatherings, so I commend all of you for putting this together.”
During the event, representatives from a variety of faiths took turns delivering their message to the group. Representatives from Christian denominations, Hindu, Muslim and Jewish faiths were all present.
Nationally, this event is one of the most diverse of its kind.
“The Ford Interfaith Network is a great example of the company’s commitment to creating an inclusive environment, and supporting a diverse range of beliefs, and views – it’s a competitive strength of our corporate culture that I’m proud to be a part of,” said Nick Smither, Executive Sponsor, FIN.
FIN’s annual event coincides with the U.S. National Day of Prayer – an annual day of observance enacted in 1952. Each year an observance is held on the first Thursday in May.