Please pray for passengers an crew of Egyptair #804 from Paris CDG to Cairo which crashed in to Mediterranean Sea. Pray for their families and friends. We pray for our colleagues in Paris as they respond to the tragedy.
Following the Conference, the Post Conference Tour (28 August – 1 September) will be a tremendous opportunity to fellowship and discover (or re-visit) Paris, Versailles & Normandy. Here follows the main points of what we will be visiting. We hope that many of you will be able to join us!
Sunday afternoon: discover the astonishing view on Paris from the second floor of the Eiffel Tour and enjoy the evening in Paris.
Monday: visit the Louvre Museum, one of the greatest museums of the world, walk around the streets of Montmartre and visit the Sacré-Coeur. Enjoy a Bus Tour to finish the day!
Tuesday: Visit of the Chateau de Versailles and its marvels. The afternoon will be free (you might chose to stay in Versailles longer or go shopping in Paris) before we meet again in the evening for cruise on the Seine river.
Wednesday: We will travel to Normandy to visit Omaha Beach and the mediaeval city of Bayeux. Our last evening will be spend in a traditional restaurant (probably a ferme-auberge) on our way back to Paris.
We will be staying in TIMHOTEL Berthier – Paris XVII*** inside Paris with continental breakfast served each day. Except for Sunday evening all our meals are included in the fees and will be shared as a group.
IACAC 49th Annual Conference will be held in Paris between 23 and 28 August 2016 followed by the Post Conference Tour (28 August, 1 September). The team in Paris is waiting to host you with great enthusiasm! Our joy is shared with a group of about 10 volunteers who will welcome you in the Terminals when you arrive.
REGISTRATIONS AND PAYMENT
Registrations are arriving at a slow but regular pace (32 persons registered so far). We've established a method of payment through the French website www.helloasso.com which presents the great advantage of being completely free of charge (a voluntary tip is encouraged).
You need first to register through IACAC website: www.iacac.info/index.php/conference-registration you will then receive a message from us which will give you the detail for your payment. You can choose either to fully pay your fee or pay a deposit and complete your payment later (either online or at the conference). If you would prefer another method of payment (for example a money transfer), please let us know, we will happily consider different options. But please note that your registration will be completed and a hotel room reserved for you only when you have paid your fee or a deposit (before 15 July).
If you need more information about the Conference, the draft program or a personal invitation to get the funds from your airport, religious authority or any other sponsor, please let us know, we will gladly send you what you need.
Reduced fees for outside Europe only apply until 1 June!
Don't forget to register early if you want to benefit from this fee. You can register and pay later (fee or deposit must be paid before 15 July).
Once you've registered, don't forget to book your plane ticket as early as possible. Fares to Paris seem to be quite lower this year (and have decreased by about 30% these past months). You can of course chose to use the specific arrangements offered by Air France/KLM, official carriers of the Conference: www.airfranceklm-globalmeetings.com/?eid=26633AF.
As previously mentioned the different fees presented (Economy or Standard) correspond to different hotel categories (*** or ****). If you want to arrive earlier or stay longer, you can benefit from a negotiated price in the same hotel in which you will be staying:
• Economy: Ibis hotel: 49 € / night (59 € for 2) including breakfast
• Standard: Best Western & Mercure: 70 € / night (80 for 2) including breakfast
Reservation and payment will go through the organizers of the conference. If you wish to benefit from those prices let us know when you plan to arrive and leave.
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
A few weeks ago the Chaplaincy Manchester Airport worked with the Airport Police in planning an event to celebrate the diversity of our airport community – both staff and passengers.
In planning the event we met a number of people we might never have realised were there, in particular a number of Jewish airport colleagues. We also discovered that the airport actually had a diversity officer – something of which we had hitherto been completely unaware (Like many people, she has a particularly obscure job title that gives no impression of the work she actually does!). The event was, in part, to challenge what has become known in this country as 'hate crime', but rather more positively, to emphasise the strength that comes when #WeStandTogether (forgive the punctuation – it's a twitter hashtag, just so you know!).
Nominations for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary and Media Officer for election at the 2017 Annual Business Meeting will be received at the beginning of the Paris Annual Business Meeting. Nomination forms for these positions are now available.
It is great news to hear that our Treasurer, Mrs Bev McNeely from Indianapolis Airport, is now making good progress in her recovery after her back surgery in February. We send her every good wish for a speedy recovery.
Major Sidney Pinches from London Stansted wrote "Rev Chris Bishop has left after 29 years as chaplain at Stansted. He is really missed. Chris and Norman Richards have both left and we now have a new coordinating chaplain, Rev Rob Burles who was commissioned in February, when we also had a service of celebration for the retirement of Chris.
We have 2 more joining our team imminently, one lady so that is good. I think we will have a good team. Chris, Norman and I continue to meet together for a 'long' Pub lunch once a quarter. We put the church, the airport, the country and the world to rights!!!"
Fr Joe Farrugia and Sandra at Vienna Airport are working on developing a bookmark keepsake for all those who visit the airport chapel.
Below you may download the Subsidy Application Form for Paris Conference. You are reminded that a subsidy is only for the Conference Fee. It cannot be for the cost of travel to the Conference, or any of the cost of the Post-Conference Tour. Therefore, a member receiving a Subsidy will be ineligible to participate in the Post-Conference Tour unless it can be demonstrated that the cost of the Tour is being provided by a third party.
If you consider you are eligible for a subsidy you must apply on the Subsidy Application Form available from the Secretary, and provide the supporting authority from your Church Leader.
The Board does not have funds to support every application. It is necessary for applicants to submit their requests to the President on this Form by 15 July 2016 before the Conference, so that the Board may consider all requests in the fairest way possible. All applications are treated with confidence. The Board's decision is final and not open to examination.
You can download the Subsidy Application WORD Form HERE >>
You can download the Subsidy Application PDF Form HERE >>
Attractive discounts on a wide range of fares on all Air France and KLM flights worldwide.
Event ID Code to keep for the booking: 26633AF
More details www.airfranceklm-globalmeetings.com/?eid=26633AF
Le 49ème Congrès annuel de la IACAC se tiendra à Paris du 23 au 28 août prochain sur le thème : « Les aéroports, carrefours d'humanité, de cultures et de religions »
L'actualité internationale a mis ces dernières années le fait religieux sur le devant de la scène. L'Irak, la Syrie, le Nigéria, le Mali, le Yémen, la Tunisie et bien d'autres lieux encore dont bien sûr Paris ont été le triste théâtre d'attentats terroristes qui ont interpellé le monde entier. Cependant, le fait religieux ne doit pas se limiter à des commentaires sur des faits dramatiques. Le dialogue entre les confessions religieuses se développe aussi et devient un élément essentiel du « vivre ensemble ».
Les aéroports, « carrefours du monde », sont des lieux de rencontres entre toutes les cultures et les religions. Leurs aumôneries se révèlent être des espaces privilégiés d'échanges entre hommes et femmes du monde entier. Les aumôniers portent de ce fait toute leur considération sur les questions soulevées par la pluralité des chemins spirituels. Le trafic aérien continue de se développer et suscite par conséquent une augmentation des demandes de services religieux. La tâche des aumôniers d'aéroport devient ainsi plus complexe.
The 49th IACAC annual Conference will take place in Paris from 23 to 28 August 2016 on the theme "Airports: human, cultural and religious crossroads"
International current events of the past few years have thrust the phenomenon of religion into the limelight. Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, Mali, Yemen, Tunisia and many other places including Paris have been the theater of terrorist attacks which have appalled and challenged the whole wide world.
Less in the know however, is the dialog that has been developing between the world religions that is a vital element in learning to live together in peace.
One of the strengths of IACAC is the breadth of its membership with each chaplaincy bringing different experiences and, through our collective sharing, the understandings of all members are widened. Please encourage all members of your chaplaincy team to join IACAC either as active or associate members. If each of us encouraged at least one other member of our chaplaincy to join IACAC our collective knowledge and skills will grow even more. Let us adopt as our motto "Each One Bring One"
We have so much we can learn together from each other
Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit: we cannot flower and grow without it.