December 30, 2017
Spirit Matters Talk
Betty and Noel Stookey, who have been married for over 50 years, together founded “One Light, Many Candles.” They produce and perform multifaith presentations combining spoken word and music—both Noel’s original compositions and indigenous music from various cultures. Betty is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and served as chaplain at Northfield Mount Hermon School (1997-2005), where she became aware of the need for greater spiritual inclusivity among the culturally diverse student body. Noel was the Paul in the iconic folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary, whose activism was central to the antiwar and civil rights movements of the 60s and 70s. We spoke about their spiritual histories, the genesis of “One Light, Many Candles,” the difference between interfaith and multifaith and more.