Betty and Noel have been married for over 50 years and have spent 37 of those years living in Blue Hill, Maine where they raised their family.
In her role as chaplain at Northfield Mount Hermon School (1997-2005), Betty became aware of the need for greater spiritual inclusivity among the large and culturally diverse student body. "One Light, Many Candles" had it's germination in the interfaith services Betty held monthly, with students of various faiths reading from their holy books accompainied by Noel's music and music indigenous to other cultures.
The word interfaith was eventually replaced by the word multifaith since it more accurately describes standing strong in ones own faith, while reaching out a hand of tolerance, understanding and respect to those of other beliefs.
Recognizing love as the common calling to many different faiths, Betty and Noel's presentation continues to evolve by referencing espressions of the Divine from a myriad of spiritual leaders and from literature of many cultures. The program shifts dynamically from the spoken word to the sung word and back again, with Betty reading and Noel singing.
GODSPEED INSTITUTE interview:
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