Chaplaincy in airports serves perhaps the largest community in the world and yet remains unknown by many in both the general public and the chaplaincy profession. Join Lab Director of Programs Michael Skaggs and three airport chaplains from around the world to hear what the daily work of airport chaplaincy is like, what education and training is needed by airport chaplains, and what the spiritual care of the future looks like in the unique world of air travel. You can also listen to this webinar as a podcast and subscribe to all CIL webinars as podcasts on Spotify, Apple, and Google.
We are joined by:
Rev. Canon Jonathan Baldwin, London Gatwick Airport
Fr. Greg McBrayer, Dallas Fort-Worth Airport and American Airlines
Pastor Marieke Meiring, Schiphol Airport
You may also be interested in a previous webinar on airport chaplaincy with Rev. Dr. Donna Mote. Many airports in the United States have chapels, meditation or prayer rooms. These places are often staffed by volunteer or paid chaplains who support airport staff and travelers alike. Largely Catholic in the beginning, today’s 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” here.