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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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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...