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New Interfaith Chapel Opens at IAH


September 28, 2012



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Terminal D at George Bush Intercontinental Airport now has a newly built interfaith chapel.
The Houston Airport System opened a second interfaith chapel at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, located in Terminal D near Gate 8.

“For some people, traveling through an airport is a stressful experience,” says Chaplain Brett Jones. “The interfaith chapel gives them a chance to focus inward and remove some of the anxiety that they may be experiencing.”

The new space is in addition to the original chapel located in Terminal C, which was part of the original layout when IAH first opened in 1969.

Both chapels are designed to provide a place of comfort, meditation, worship and aid for the traveling public and the airport community. 

The space is designed to accommodate all passengers and employees at the airport, regardless of their individual religious beliefs.

Volunteers with the chapel stress that almost 50 million passengers fly through Houston’s two commercial airports on an annual basis and many of those trips involve missions of sorrow, illness and personal tragedy.

For those passengers, a quiet place designed for reflection can be a tremendous comfort.

“I believe that the interfaith chapel is a comfort even for those passengers who don’t go inside,” Jones says. “It’s just reassuring to know that it’s available should you need it some time.”

Two similar chapels are also available at William P. Hobby Airport. One is located in the airport’s ticketing lobby, while the other can be found near Gate 40. 
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