Featuring Jeremy Fricke, Education Director, Tri-Faith Initiative
Erik expands on his conversation with Wendy by inviting Jeremy Fricke to dive deeper into Religious Other Inclusion (ROI). Jeremy shares the practical knowledge that every employer should have about religion in the workplace, including legal basics, influence on employee morale, and examples of what (not) to do. He also reflects on how his personal investment in ROI has developed over time, and why his research has convinced him that this is an essential dimension of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work.
Jeremy Fricke is the Education Director of Tri-Faith Initiative. A Fremont, Nebraska native, he received his B.S. in Business Administration/Human Resources from Wayne State College, followed by an M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Iowa. As Education Director, Jeremy has led, taught, and developed a variety of educational programs and curricula. Jeremy also leads workshops and training on religious inclusion in the workplace and schools, and he supports university partnerships in a variety of capacities. Jeremy has received awards and fellowships for his leadership and social advocacy, including the Ron Holt Civic Engagement Award, the Newman Civic Fellowship, and multiple Future Business Leader of America Scholarships. His research interests focus on new religious movements, religion and political life, religion and economics, and combating white nationalism and fundamentalism.