Pastoral Care

See 2013 in photos online and read about the top stories from SCI’s service to mariners throughout the year. More...
  • Maritime Ministries Collaborate to Assist Crew in Need December 10, 2013 This past Thanksgiving, SCI collaborated with a chaplain at a mariners’ welfare agency in Galveston, TX to help a crew facing violations of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006. More...
  • Seafarer Stories Following Typhoon November 15, 2013 SCI staff tell of their encounters with sojourning Filipino seafarers trying to make connections and plans during their brief time in port. More...

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Seafarers’ Restrictions to Shore Leave in the US July 16, 2013

A 2013 survey conducted by SCI reveals why some seafarers cannot access shore leave while in the United States.

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Underway Reflections from a River Chaplain April 19, 2013

Most port chaplains minister to international seafarers on board a docked vessel, but River Chaplain Kempton Baldridge tells us about getting “underway”—actually moving on a vessel—a practice... More...

ICMA Regional Conference in Odessa April 15, 2013

At a regional conference earlier this month in Odessa, Ukraine, SCI’s Douglas B. Stevenson advised port chaplains from various Christian maritime ministries on issues impacting their ability to... More...

A History of Maritime Ministry in the United States February 5, 2013

Through its early development as a country up until today, many religious groups have endeavored to support the often-overlooked maritime workforce piloting America’s trade. SCI’s Archivist traces... More...

SCI’s Most Clicked January 28, 2013

Explore the Institute’s most viewed website news articles from 2012, stories connecting mariners and those who support them.

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Adieu 2012: Year of Mission in 50 Photos December 31, 2012

SCI’s President & Executive Director has selected 50 photos taken at locations around the country highlighting the most memorable moments of 2012 when SCI served mariners with your help.

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River Bell Awards Celebrate Community December 19, 2012

SCI’s 13th Annual River Bell Awards Luncheon focused attention on two of the maritime transportation community’s influential backers.

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