May 23, 2018
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Godspeed Institute marks 100th episode of Internet radio show

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff

LINCOLNVILLE, Maine — The Godspeed Institute recently marked the 100th episode of its weekly program that airs at 2 p.m. Sundays on the Progressive Radio Network, based in New York City.

The radio program, presented as an on-air classroom, invites listeners on a journey into the lexicon of religion and spiritual belief systems around the world, through the lens of the world’s leading scholars, authors, clergy and practitioners, according to information on its website.

The conversations are lively, warm, insightful, often marked by humor, and always focused on the joy of learning about people’s beliefs, according to Caer Hallundbaek, host of the program and founder of the institute.

“As religious tension and intolerance escalated in recent years, we discerned that the way to move forward together in peace was through getting to know each other — getting to know what our neighbors actually believe, historically and practically, and why,” Hallundbaek said in the news release. “We decided to create an enlightening and positive forum that explores all the world’s religions and spiritual practices, in an effort to promote religious tolerance and spiritual life skills.”

The work of the Godspeed Institute is built on two pillars — helping people find real prosperity through spiritual growth and increasing tolerance between people everywhere to end religious violence and war, according to information on its website.

“We provide a unique and safe space for education, offering tools for people to learn about and better understand how others find purpose, meaning and peace through religious and spiritual philosophies and practices,” Michael E. Hallundbaek, president of the institute, said in the release.

The program’s archives includes discussions about the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sufi, Buddhist, Daoist, Native American, Hindu, Sikh, Shinto and Norse traditions.

For more information, call 596-3098 or visit

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