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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New Jersey Starbucks Tea Bottles Outfitted for Winter December 13, 2012

As part of a campaign to raise awareness of the work of international seafarers, SCI joins with New Jersey Starbucks stores to dress each of its Tazo Tea brand iced tea bottles with a wooly hat... More...

Chaplains Tell of After-Storm Care November 13, 2012

Last week, SCI chaplains in Port Newark met crews of ships entering the newly reopened port after Hurricane Sandy. Read and watch them recount their experiences in this report.

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US Merchant Marine Oral History Project Launches November 12, 2012

A new initiative to capture the stories of the merchant marine via recorded interviews launches on the SCI Digital Archives website.

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Recovering in the Port November 5, 2012

Despite a waterlogged seafarers’ center, the Seamen’s Church Institute continues steadfast in its mission to help seafarers, greeting vessels returning to the East Coast’s largest port after... More...

Agencies Work Together for Seafarers’ Welfare in Taiwan October 10, 2012

Director of SCI’s Center for Seafarers’ Rights Douglas B. Stevenson recently traveled to Taiwan, home to one of the world’s top export-driven economies.

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Supporters Cruise San Francisco Harbor October 9, 2012

Increasing support for SCI’s ecumenical partnership of maritime ministry in the Bay Area raised nearly $20,000 during an October evening cruise of the port.

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SCI and the Merchant Marine during World War II, Part Three: 1943-1945 September 25, 2012

In this third digital exhibit, SCI’s Archivist explores the valuable role of merchant mariners during the last three years of World War II.

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