The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Seafarers in the spotlight

After pirates captured the Maersk Alabama in April, Marsh Luther Drege, ELCA pastor and executive director of Seafarers & International House, New York told ABC News: “It often takes a dramatic hostage situation like the Maersk Alabama to get the media and the world to focus on the dangerous challenges of being a seafarer. So, if we can utilize the news to highlight the fact that seafaring is not only a lonely and isolating job but also a very dangerous job, then this media attention is probably worth it.”


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