Frequently Asked Questions
Can I start my own One Light Many Candles program?
Everything you need to know to start your own One Light Many Candles program can be found on this page.
What is the cost to start my own One Light Many Candles program?
We charge no fee for our mentorship but there may be some 'hard costs' associated with each production; rental of lighting and sound equipment, chair rental, printed program books or reproduction of related literature.
Can the One Light Many Candles program be done virtually?
There is no reason why the program couldn't be done virtually, provided there are knowledgeable people running it.
Where can the "One Light Many Candles" program take place?
Many different kinds of organizations can host the One Life Many Candles program, for example:
- Houses of worship
- Community centers
- Individual homes
Where can we find a similar program that addresses all our faith traditions?
The Tri Faith Initiative in Omaha Nebraska (www.trifaith.org) is actively leading the way in the Interfaith world. Several 'churches' are trying to incorporate interfaith into their services but often have been met with resistance from their congregations. There are many people writing about and acting on the subject of Interfaith. Here is a list of a few for your information:
- Eboo Patel founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core Author, Speaker, Educator, and Interfaith Leader Eboo founded IFYC on the idea that religion should be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division.
- Beyond Religion by The Dalai Lama
- Getting to the Heart of Interfaith by Pastor Don Mackenzie, Rabbi Ted Falcon and Imam Jamal Rahman'
- Practical Interfaith by Rev Steven Greenbaum
- There are many more. These and others may be of help to you in your search.
Can I use songs out of a hymnal?”
We have found that while recognizable hymns or chants might honor a deep spiritual calling in one faith, they very well may present a 'stumbling block' to another. While there may be some concern that the impact of the message is compromised by removing such familiar religious touchstones, we are regularly encouraged at the conclusion of our presentations by members from a variety of faiths who comment on how the program 'spoke' to them.