She talks about finding non-violent solutions to domestic and international violence.
Marianne Williamson received an award from BraveHeart Women for her contributions to the cause of women’s rights and for being an exceptional women.
Lisa asked her about the Peace Alliance and what was going on with the Department of Peace and Marianne gives a memorable and passionate answer, less about whether or not the department is or is not, but more about how we need to change the paradigm of how we are handling violence.
Marianne Williamson’s Bio
Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher. Six of her ten published books have been New York Times Best Sellers. Four of these have been #1 New York Times Best Sellers. A Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. A paragraph from that book, beginning “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure...” – often misattributed to Nelson Mandela’s Inaugural address – is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers. Marianne’s latest New York Times Best Seller is A Course in Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever. A Course in Weight Loss was selected by Oprah to be one of her Favorite Things in 2010.
Marianne’s other books include The Age of Miracles, Everyday Grace, A Woman’s Worth, Illuminata, Healing the Soul of America and The Gift of Change.
She has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America and Charlie Rose.
Marianne is a native of Houston, Texas. In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. Today, Project Angel Food serves over 1,000 people daily.
In December 2006, a NEWSWEEK magazine poll named Marianne Williamson one of the fifty most influential baby boomers. According to Time magazine, “Yoga, the Cabala and Marianne Williamson have been taken up by those seeking a relationship with God that is not strictly tethered to Christianity.”
The 2010 Annual BraveHeart Awards.
From: WestSide Today
By Sheri Goldberg | August 10, 2010
Actress and animal rights activist, Tippi Hedren, New York Times best-selling author and international lecturer, Marianne Williamson, and “The View” co-host Sherri Shepherd will be honored at a gala ceremony on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Century City.
The BraveHeart Awards celebrate six women and one man who have been inspiring trailblazers who have transcended above the preconceived ideas of empowered individuals.
Launched in May 2009 by author and motivational speaker, Ellie Drake, The BraveHeart Women Global Community is a groundbreaking social network. Through conversation, compassion, and community, BraveHeart Women empowers women of all ages to discover their own voices, expand their potential, and be the change they want for themselves, their families, community, and the world.
Drake is also the co-host of “A BraveHeart View,” a global series seen in over 80 countries worldwide on www.BraveHeartView.com. The show is similar to “The View,” with celebrity panelists including Mariel Hemingway and Rolonda Watts, and guests ranging from Kathy Ireland to Dr. Maya Angelou.
BraveHeart Women founder Ellie Drake says, “I am honored and inspired to recognize these three empowered ladies, who are truly making a huge difference in the world. Marianne Williamson continues to inspire and impact lives around the world with her best selling books; Tippi Hedren has taken on the challenge of educating the public about exotic animals, while creating a sanctuary for many of them; and Sherri Shepherd’s realness and authenticity on “The View” inspires women in America on a daily basis.”