Sixteen of the twenty largest airports in the United States have chapels, meditation or prayer rooms, as explored by Wendy Cadge in articles here and here. Many are 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” and on Rev. Dr. Donna Mote, former chaplain to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. If you’ve got more resources you think we should include on this sector, let us know at