News from our Chaplaincies

Please hold in prayer the families We ask you to hold in prayer the 41 passengers and crew on board the Russian Aeroflot Flight who lost their lives as the plane exploded into fire while attempting to land after a suspected lightning strike.
Please remember their families and pray they can find comfort as they come to terms with this tragedy.
Especially hold in prayer the first responders and rescue workers they work to retrieve the remains of the passengers and crew. Also keep in mind the air accident investigation people whose work will reduce the likelihood of other tragedies.
During these past weeks there have been  a number of aviation incidents around the world causing death or injury to passengers and crew. We continue to pray for  safe travel for all who take to our skies either as crew or passengers and for the ground staff who work to ensure every aspect of the flight is safe.

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President’s Letter | April 2019

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is always worthwhile to ponder the truth of the often quoted observation that the world is now like a global village. What happens in one part of the world ripples like a wave on the water across the rest of the world touching all in its path. Nothing else brought this home more clearly than the worldwide grief and tragedy at the loss of so many lives often as a result of a fanatical believer of some faith or political group.

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Ramadan

Ramadan is the holiest month of the year for our Muslim colleagues. Ramadan in 2019 began on the evening of Sunday, May 5th and ends on the evening of Tuesday, June 4th. This means that the holy month has now officially begun.

The word Ramadan comes from the Arabic root ramiḍa or ar-ramaḍ, which means scorching heat or dryness.

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Airport Chaplaincy Down Under

Airport chaplaincy has a long and varied history in Australia and New Zealand. The first chaplaincies began in Melbourne and Sydney as part of industrial mission then spread to the other airports around Australia and across the Tasman to Auckland and Christchurch in New Zealand. Since the early 1970’s Australian airport chaplains have regularly attended IACAC conferences and played an active part in the Association hosting a total of five conferences to date. This year the October conference will be the sixth held in Australia and fifth in Melbourne.

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President’s Letter | March 2019

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

“In the midst of life we are in death.”

Here’s a challenge for you to consider while you read this article (or scoot straight to the last few paragraphs, if you don’t want to read it all!) where does this verse come from? Old Testament? New Testament? Somewhere else?

This old familiar phrase came to me (as I’m sure it did to many) in the aftermath of the total loss of all 157 souls on board the Ethiopian Airways flight ET 302 from Addis Ababa’s Bole Airport to JKIA Nairobi on Sunday 10 March.

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