What do you expect from an airport chapel?

airport chapel signDating from the 1950s, airport chapels are getting a new look. Most of these chapels opened after WWII and were staffed by military chaplains home from the war. While ostensibly serving an interfaith community, the chapels often had a Catholic ambience in the northeast and a Protestant one in the south.  According to an AP report, the final de-Christianization of the chapels is underway. The chapels themselves have now become a symbol of our national pluralism (demographic, not theological pluralism). While some Christians might regret the loss of a Christian site, we might also look at the shift as an opportunity for dialogue. Interested in getting to know someone of another faith or serving a person who is spiritually seeking? The airport chapel might be an increasingly interesting place to spend a layover.

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~ by aweimer on August 1, 2009.

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