Here are links to older but still relevant articles about the seafarer’s life and our ministry.
- We Import Our Exports: Former Board President Marylou Robinson talks about the complexities of imports and exports.
- Eugene Mattioni: SCI Board member and litigator who once was a high seas captain himself.
- SCI Board’s Mary Ruth Talley: A woman with a history of leadership in the Port of Philadelphia.
“Seminarians learn about port, and maritime ministry” We were delighted to provide five first-year students from the Lutheran Theological Seminary of Philadelphia with a field work assignment. November, 2011
- Three examples in eight days of our important work for seafarers — and local commerce. We encountered three ships with major problems — all within the span of eight days. With dexterity and resourcefulness, the Seamen’s Church Institute staff met each challenge. Posted November, 2011
- “How Homeland Security Impacts on Seafarers” Following 9/11 the maritime industry effectively eliminated shore leave for most seafarers. Click here to read our Executive Director’s comments on our port’s effective problem solving. Delivered at the World Maritime Day celebrations in Tampa, Florida on October 28, 2011.
- Maritime Ministry’s Contribution to the Bottom Line of Ship Owners: Attracting and Retaining Quality Seafarers, Jim Von Dreele’s paper delivered at the World Maritime Day celebration in November, 2010.
- Homeland Security: at Cross Purposes. Pastor Bill Rex’s story of caring for the crew of the MV TOS Integrity in the SCI Executive Director’s Report, Winter, 2010.
- The Human Elements in Shipping: A Maritime Chaplain’s Perspective. The Rev. James D. Von Dreele’s presentation to the American Petroleum Industry Conference, June 24, 2008.
- Criminalization on the High Seas: Seafarers Caught in the Middle — Great Risks and Indignities. A presentation by the Rev. James D. Von Dreele at the International Maritime Organization’s World Maritime Forum, 25 October, 2007.
- World Maritime Day 2007. A report by the Rev. James D. Von Dreele, including excerpts from the homily of the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.
- Dirty Secrets that End in Jail. Seafarers, good and bad, are being sent to prison as the US pursues creative legal investigtions into the dumping of oily wastes at sea. Lloyd’s Ship Manager magazine, December, 2006.
- Seafarer’s Advocate Von Dreele Brings Shelter from the Storm. Lloyd’s List, March 2, 2006.
- Chaplain Made Leave A Shore Thing For Foreign Crews Llyod’s List article, March 2, 2006
- Keeping Ports Secure with Less Strain on Crews. Philadelphia Inquirer article, Monday, August 15, 2005.
- Who’s going ashore? Not cargo-ship crews.