Missionaries: Morality for Managers

U.S. businessmen are constantly faced with moral decisions. Yet what they hear from the pulpit on Sunday seldom seems relevant to the office problems they face on Monday. "In the natural cycle of life — birth, marriage, death —the church is doing a pretty good job," says Worth Loomis, vice president of Cleveland's Medusa Portland Cement Co. "But it is nonexistent when decisions are being made in man's line of work." Applying Christianity to the decision-making process in offices and factories is the goal of a significant new form of experimental ministry in the U.S.: the industrial missions.

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