A Conversation with Marianne Williamson: Spiritual Leader and Congressional Candidate

I had the opportunity and great honor to sit down with the amazing Marianne Williamson and candidly talk about her congressional campaign, transformational politics and cultivating compassion. I also spoke with Marianne about the courageous women throughout the world who are becoming informed and taking action for their communities. Women, she states – especially American women – are very powerful and by realizing that, we have the ability to transform politics to reach our goals for a more peaceful world.  Marianne states, “You and I as American women are speaking for ten, and we’re speaking for 100 women around the world that do not have the option of speaking about their beliefs.” You can find out more about Marianne Williamson’s Congressional Campaign here.

Ms. Williamson has published ten books, including four New York Times #1 bestsellers. She is the founder of Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area, and the co-founder of The Peace Alliance, a grass roots campaign supporting legislation to establish the United States Department of Peace. She serves on the Board of Directors of the RESULTS organization, which works to end poverty in the United States and around the world. Williamson is also the force behind Sister Giant, a series of seminars and teaching sessions that provides women with the information and tools needed to be political candidates. Through these seminars, she encourages women to run for office and align their politics with their spiritual values.



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About the Author | Marianne Williamson

Ms. Williamson has published 10 books, including four New York Times #1 bestsellers. She is the founder of Project Angel Food and the co-founder of The Peace Alliance, a grass roots campaign supporting legislation to establish the United States Department of Peace. She serves on the board of directors of RESULTS, working to end local and worldwide poverty. Williamson is also the force behind Sister Giant, providing women with information and tools to be political candidates.

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12 comments to "A Conversation with Marianne Williamson: Spiritual Leader and Congressional Candidate"

  • […] a bid for California Congressional District 33 on the table, internationally acclaimed author, Marianne Williamson sat down with Kelly McNelis Senegor, Founder of Women For One, to talk about spirituality, […]

  • Agustina Vistalli

    Dear Marianne, my name is Agustina Vistalli, i am from Argentina i studied political sciences, and my ph on international relathionships?i was working for India, Israel, and france parliaments.Nowadays i work for the President of Argentina house of Representatives.I was studying in Nebraska, and also i was a Fulbright student at Umass.I practiced spiritual system, called Isha, and i was chosen a young latinamerican leader?I love your conutry and you culture, and i would love to have the chance to work with you.regards,

  • Laurie Kaldor-Bull

    Thank-you Marianne. We are now hearing the slow rumblings of awareness moving toward action. Soon there will be a roar of movement forward from all the newly awakening hearts. And so it is.

  • Phoenix

    Infinite love and gratitude to both of you sisters for this enlightening interview!

    I am moved in a way where there are no words…

    As always, Marianne is beyond inspiring and as I was priveleged to be present when she announced her choosing to run for a seat in the House of Representatives, she has my vote!

    Namaste all.

  • Joseph Miller

    The NY Times analysis was deadly dull. Someone polls Waxman and Williamson on the ‘issues’ — and then judges the feasibility of her candidacy. It is all viewed as a game, with ‘winning’ as the sole relevant feature. Yawn. I must confess, I have never heard Waxman speak, but I can be sure he is not framing politics in the context of the holism and intrinsic responsibility that characterize Williamson’s vision. Many more of us would be more politically engaged, if someone could help us recover meaning and humane values. Mere competition and the financial bottom line, however relevant at their own level, are not what truly move a human being. There is a deeper Bottom Line–that of health, wholeness, love and compassion–and is it REALLY pie-in-the-sky for a candidate for public office to speak at that level?

    • Greg

      Spot on. This has been a long time coming. Let’s cultivate some health, and that includes the “system” of politics and serving the country!

  • I’ve been following Marianne’s work since the 1980’s, and am grateful that she is articulating truth at this pivotal moment in our country’s history and in the history of the global community. She is speaking for all of us who are politically conscious. The apathy she speaks of must be acknowledged. That apathy has been the direct cause of all that has taken place since the invasion of Iraq, and the re-election of George W. Bush. The “deer in the headlights” stance is inexcusable. We can all take action, and lend our voices to the cause that reaches beyond our own living rooms.

  • Gina KP

    Beautiful and inspiring interview… reminds me of this quote,

    “The world will be saved by the western woman.” – His Highness the Dalai Lama

    As a Canadian woman, I too am moved to make a difference in the lives of all women and children around the world. Thank you, Marianne for your guidance, courage and leadership.

  • Lesley

    So eloquently said, I agree with her approach and goals and I admire her courage and committment. I’m just worried about the immense resistance she will meet and sincerely wish her the strenghth to meet the frustration and disappointments that she will encounter on that journey. I hope you experience women and men who will stand up and walk with you. I will.

  • Lesley

    Hope to hear more of this lady, when she runs for office. Exciting new approach to politics in the Us. It had to happen one day, that compassion becomes policy :-)

  • I LOVE THIS. Great women chatting!!!! :)