The first airport chapel opened 60 years ago in Boston. Today, there are hundreds in airports around the world, and they continue to attract fliers — some are nervous about air travel, some face personal crises or loss, some just need a place to pray. Wall Street Journal columnist and blogger Scott McCartney discusses what brings so many people into airport chapels.
ANDREA SEABROOK, host: This is TALK OF THE NATION from NPR News. I'm Andrea Seabrook. Religious ministry can occur at a church, in a mosque, in a chapel and in an airport. More than 100 airports have chapels with airport chaplains available to counsel people through life, whether it's nerves from flying or coping with a stressful situation.
Scott McCartney interviewed several airport chaplains and found that they do a lot more than many of us realize. Today, we want to hear from our fliers. Have you been to an airport chapel? Have you ever had an encounter with a chaplain in an airport? Tell us your stories, and if you're a chaplain yourself. Our number is 800-989-8255. The email address is email@example.com.
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