Lights of Hope is Jens Moe’s engaging journey through a life filled with purpose, faith and passion: his friendship with cross-country pioneer Jackrabbit Johansen; his observations on the social and political uncertainties in Québec regarding the Quiet Revolution; his early appreciation of the need for sustainability and environmental protection; and his concern for the growing inequality in Canadian and American society stemming from the need for better models for education. Jens’ love of Canada, “a truly progressive, vital and socially just society [that is] a model for how people of different origins and cultures can live and work together,” runs deep.
His dream? “I dream of a Canada that will fully meet its obligation to the children of its people, whom Slim and Arthur spoke about on my first day in Canada.”
After a multinational career in engineering and business, Jens Moe, now eighty-seven, is an accomplished organist dedicated to music education for children and young adults. He has been honoured for his engagement in cultural projects in several countries. With degrees in engineering and law, he has served on the boards of directors of many private and public corporations as well as cultural organizations. He currently divides his time between Vancouver, B.C. and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, with his wife, Karin.
Jens Moe personifies a dedicated, modern volunteer and philanthropist. From his own fascinating life story, he puts into perspective US generosity with stunning fairness and admiration. A timeless and valuable book about our country.Debbie Schuck, Executive Director of Fender Center and Museum
Jens Moe is a wanderer between worlds. Not only between the old and the new world, but the worlds of commerce and art and music. My America is a compelling and compassionate tale of a man finding his true dedication and fulfillment, of giving in America.Jrgen Ploog, Author
This is the story of a warm and caring man whose deep love for music leads him to become a passionate advocate for music education. On this path he meets the love of his life and discovers the big generous heart of America that powers our dreams.Cynthia Fox 95.5 KLOS , Southern Californias Best Rock, Los Angles
Experience the dynamic, rich, and enduring American culture of giving, as described by a Norwegian-Canadian with strong and growing affection for America, in-depth knowledge, and a fascinating life story.
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While much has been written about the disaster, there is still more to the story, including the investigation of the key figures involved, the histories of the ships that collided and the confluence of circumstances that brought these two vessels together to touch off one of the most tragic man-made disasters of the twentieth century.
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