May 22, 2018

Airports

Sixteen of the twenty largest airports in the United States have chapels, meditation or prayer rooms, as explored by Wendy Cadge in this article at The Conversation. Many are staffed by volunteer or paid chaplains who support airport staff and travelers alike. Largely Catholic in the beginning, today‚Äôs airport chaplains are religiously diverse and are networked by the International Association of Civil Aviation Chaplains. In interviews, they speak of the need to be present in airports, to see and be attentive to grief, and to serve as a last resort for staff and travelers. Read more in the article “God on the Fly” and on Rev. Dr. Donna Mote, a Lab Project Leader who serves as chaplain to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.