Seaman's Church Institute

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December 13, 2012

[The Seaman’s Church Institute] When grabbing a Starbucks this winter, you may see something out of the ordinary in the refrigerated beverage section of select New Jersey stores: iced tea bottles topped with seafarer watch caps. Seafarers’ charity the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) aims to...

February 21, 2012

[Seamen's Church Institute] Among discussions of anti-piracy measures in the Gulf of Aden and special courtrooms in the Seychelles and Mauritius, the maritime industry has begun to broach a gentler, less politically hot topic in the wake of 237 pirate attacks off coast of Somalia in 2011.

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December 5, 2011

[Episcopal News Service] Through the Seamen’s Church Institute’s Christmas at Sea program, volunteers knit garments and distribute gifts to mariners who are far away from home during the holidays. The gift consists of a handknit garment, a personal letter, and information on SCI’s services for...

December 1, 2011

[Seamens Church Institute] As presents gather under the tree this month, purchasers may cite their sources as Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Toys R Us and The Gap. The true origin of these items, however, usually starts with a story of overseas manufacturing.

This holiday season, many work behind...

March 28, 2011

The Rev. Winston Rice, a former offshore worker and maritime lawyer, will begin his ministry as Gulf of Mexico chaplain for Seamen's Church Institute on April 1. In the new role, Rice will serve mariners and other workers in the offshore exploration and production industry.

Extending the...

October 15, 2010

Spurred by changes in technology and the maritime industry, the Seamen's Church Institute is charting a new course in its ministry to the world's mariners.

SCI is selling its six-story Water Street building in Manhattan, New York, and relocating two of its flagship programs – the Center...

August 9, 2010

The Seamen's Church Institute has appointed Paige Sato as the new program manager for its 112-year-old volunteer knitting program, Christmas at Sea, according to a press release.

Sato will begin her new role after Labor Day, and will be based in the renovated Port Newark International...

April 15, 2010

For many people, the word "pirate" conjures images of the Walt Disney franchise's "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, featuring Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, and its theme-park attractions. Halloween partygoers don't dress as merchant mariners.

In reality, pirates wreak havoc on...

September 18, 2009

Looking out over the crowd of Church Club of New York members gathered at the Seamen's Church Institute on Water Street in lower Manhattan September 17, Doug Stevenson, SCI's director for seafarer's rights, reminded them that the United States' prosperity depends on shipping.

"Probably...

July 30, 2009

On August 2, Douglas B. Stevenson, of the Seamen's Church Institute, will embark on an eight-day journey that will take him through "Pirate Alley," the pirate infested waters off the coast of Somalia, as a guest aboard the cargo ship, Maersk Idaho.

As the director of SCI's Center for...

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